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I have stayed awake these many weeks, which has aided me greatly in my portrayal of one who has gone daft. Since the death of his father, Ophelia’s beloved Hamlet has descended into a deep depression. With Shakespeare’s classic play as a frame, Lisa Fiedler gives voice to Ophelia in a gripping novel full of romance, ghosts, and a touch of alchemy.

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During Hamlet’s absence Ophelia goes mad as a result of her father’s death and she is drowned. With the arrival of Ophelia’s funeral Hamlet confronts Laertes who, after attempting a revolt against Claudius, has taken his father’s place at the court.

A duel is arranged between Hamlet and Laertes at which Claudius has plotted for Hamlet to die either on a poisoned rapier, or from poisoned wine.

Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, former student friends of Hamlet, are summoned by Claudius and their arrival coincides with that of a group of travelling actors.

The prince knows these players well and they rehearse together before arranging to present Hamlet’s choice of play before the king and queen, which will include scenes close to the circumstances of the old king’s death.

Laertes, son of the courtier, Polonius, departs for France, warning his sister, Ophelia, against thinking too much of Hamlet’s attentions.

The ghost appears to Hamlet and tells him that he was murdered by Claudius.

I'm not averse to people adapting very good literature like Hamlet and putting a fun twist on the story. What if Polonius wasn't really Ophelia's father but the grave digger was? What if Ophelia had access to a plant that, mixed with certain other ingredients, makes a person who ingests it appear to be dead?

What if Laertes is only acting when he and the king plot to kill Hamlet?

What if Ophelia and Hamlet lived happily ever after? It's very interesting seeing the major events of the play through Ophelia's eyes. This play's been out for hundred's of years, it's not like this story's anything new.

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