Reproducing Shakespeare

The Afterlife of Ophelia

Authors: Williams, Deanne

Editors: Peterson, K. (Ed.)

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About this book

This collection of new essays is the first to explore the rich afterlife of one of Shakespeare's most recognizable characters. With contributions from an international group of established and emerging scholars, The Afterlife of Ophelia moves beyond the confines of existing scholarship and forges new lines of inquiry beyond Shakespeare studies.

About the authors

KAARA L. PETERSONAssociate Professor of English atMiami University, USA.
DEANNE WILLIAMSAssociate Professor of English atYork University, UK.

Reviews

'This richly varied collection builds on Elaine Showalter's famous 1985 essay, 'Representing Ophelia,' to examine multiple representations of Ophelia in various times and places. The images, both described and captured in illustrations, are fascinating in themselves and the collection as a whole constitutes a revealing contribution to cultural history, demonstrating that Ophelia is indeed a mirror in which successive cultures have seen their own anxieties and values.' Phyllis Rackin, professor of English Emerita, University of Pennsylvania

'This is a simply fabulous collection of essays on 'the blighted girlhood' of Ophelia, whose fate has fascinated readers for centuries. Far from being a static figure, however, this volume shows that Ophelia has changed with the times, and her fate reveals as much about the cultural dynamics of representing femininity as it does about Shakespeare's character in her original rendition.' Dympna C. Callaghan, William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Afterlives of Ophelia

    Peterson, Kaara L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • “I’ve got a feeling for Ophelia”: Childhood and Performance

    Lerer, Seth

    Pages 11-28

  • Reviewing Ophelia

    Lopez, Jeremy

    Pages 29-41

  • An Actress Prepares: Seven Ophelias

    Taylor, Neil

    Pages 43-58

  • Rebooting Ophelia: Social Media and the Rhetorics of Appropriation

    Iyengar, Sujata (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Afterlife of Ophelia
Authors
Editors
  • K. Peterson
Series Title
Reproducing Shakespeare
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kaara L. Peterson and Deanne Williams
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01646-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137016461
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11690-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29760-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics