Characters/Pairing: Ophelia, Hamlet/Horatio implied
Notes: I've always been fascinated by the tendency for directors to have Ophelia go off on Horatio during the "By Gis and by Saint Charity/Alack, and fie for shame/Young men will do't, if they come to't/By cock, they are to blame" part of her song in the madness scene. If directorial decisions - enacted, picked up, and endlessly replicated - so easily enter popular canon, then it is only fitting to ask why.
Summary: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.
(For I am more than half sick of shadows, having become a shadow myself.)