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The Ophelia Diaries By Gina Miller

I have always been moved by the tragic figure that is Shakespeare's Ophelia. I wrote a poem about Ophelia (see below) that she narrates from her point of view. She is telling us what happened from her perspective, from the vantage point of a diary entry. Every line of the poem is my original content except for the last line which is a direct quote from Hamlet that he recited at Ophelia's funeral. I recorded the poem, then added and edited the accompanying musical score and then created the animation. Read about Ophelia. For more information or requests please email.

The music score is The Doll's Funeral by Tchaikovsky.

Don't forget to leave your comments about this animation at my blog.

To watch the animation: Hover your mouse of the top image and press the play button (arrow) below to start.

Or watch it at YouTube.

Below: 3 stills from the animation:

The Poem:

The Ophelia Diaries

I write of my love, my dear sweet Hamlet.

My heart sang to you with an honest strum

but the orchestra of my pedigree swept and kept me away.

It was a complicated symphony.

The trickery was not for your noble mind to bear,

but mine, but mine.

I spun in the truth of what I had done

and the nothing that was left.

And with a rue

I bid all of you,


They say I was mad,

they say that I fell into the waters.

I was merely mad with grief,

and while I was deeply distracted by this,

the waters fell into me.

They say that I fell into the waters

but truth is, I became the waters.

I ebb and flow into the world

every time the spring flowers are unfurled.

I can hear him calling now amid the willow tree,

my beloved ghost of Hamlet,

my beloved ghost of Hamlet,

my beloved ghost of Hamlet,

"I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum"

Created October 24 through December 9, 2010 and added to the website on December 9, 2010.


Copyright Gina Miller 1998-2010
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