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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2011) 72 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with the influence of empowered Ophelias who illustrate a less solipsistic version of melancholy. Thus both authors criticize the inertia that gripped their male counterparts directly after the French Revolution. Staël's novel ultimately follows a tragic pattern, while Owenson's gestures toward the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 441–463.
Published: 01 December 2013
... reconciliation of father and daughter, as, also tragically, does the final action between Gertrude and Hamlet when she wipes his forehead, fulfilling his promise that “when you are desirous to be blessed, / I’ll blessing beg of you.” The blessing of marriage between Hamlet and Ophelia exposes another abruption...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
...- curs, it returns to being the plausible utterance of a dramatic character. That scene begins with the entrance of Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and an unspecified number of “Lords.” In response to Claudius’s opening question, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1997) 58 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 1997
... not originally staged as an interior monologue or even as a genuine spoken soliloquy. Shakespeare locat- ed the passage in an eavesdropping episode. In order to try to deter- mine what is bothering Hamlet, Claudius and Polonius plan to eaves- drop on an encounter between Hamlet and Ophelia...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1952) 13 (4): 323–332.
Published: 01 December 1952
... so doing assails Gertrude’s waning remembrance of his father-precisely the emotional lack which he will later find in himself. I, iii. The Polonius-Laertes sub-plot is introduced; the theme, how- ever, continues on a secondary level. Ophelia is warned of Hamlet’s impulsive ardor, “a toy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 163–170.
Published: 01 March 2009
... nonchalantly responds, “Let us haste to hear it,” but he is able neither to listen nor really to reflect on what we have seen (in the words of Ophelia, “Oh woe is me / T’have seen what I have seen, see what I see Failing even to pay attention to the details of the tragedy that has just come to a close...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Ophelia” Showalter ( 1985 ) reconstructs Hamlet ’s layout, overthrowing the central position of the protagonist and highlighting Ophelia’s role. It is not accidental, she believes, that Ophelia has always been neglected by critics; it is the result of patriarchical hegemony. Showalter notes that “the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1953) 14 (4): 432–447.
Published: 01 December 1953
... to me that the morbid duality of Hamlet is effected: outwardly mad under the contradictory flagellation of duty-but, if he fixes his inner gaze upon an image of himself which he preserves intact, as that of Ophelia who has never drowned herself, he is again in possession of his faculties...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1976) 37 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 March 1976
... ghost, to fulfill his charge, Hamlet must cast off memory, deny all that he has been and is, and become the simple in- strument of another power’s purpose. The scene which follows suggests that Hamlet makes at least an initial attempt, for Ophelia describes what may be called a “hail and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1978) 39 (4): 331–362.
Published: 01 December 1978
... nationality of his Characters’ names than with their concrete universality, or lack of it. ?‘he play presents us with one Ophelia, one Gertrude, one Laertes, one Polonius, one Horatio, one Osric, and so on. That these characters require only a forename suggests their singularity-though not their...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 223–227.
Published: 01 September 1960
... or fortitude” but is more like Hamlet’s spontaneous leap into Ophelia’s grave. It is worth remembering, too, with Bowers (1940), that King Leur was written when the older revenge-drama was evolving into a form more suited to the artificial and sensational tastes of the Jacobean age. The...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1959) 20 (3): 293–294.
Published: 01 September 1959
... 293 Heine’s La A4ouche (which the Penguin Book prints without identification). But it is disturbing to have to do with occasional splinters and excerpts from dramas (Heath drops the second half of Heym’s Ophelia, Penguin prints only Part I1 of Brentano’s Nuchkliinge Beethoverarcher...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2004) 65 (4): 505–529.
Published: 01 December 2004
... his first Shake- spearean performance in 1827. The love-struck composer filtered his admiration for the English playwright through an infatuation with Ophelia, performed by Harriet Smithson. For an entire generation of Romantics, from François Guizot to George Sand to Eugène Delacroix...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1979) 40 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 June 1979
... closet scene. In the company of Ro- sencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet then watches Fortinbras’ army cross the stage. Immediately thereafter we see Horatio, Gertrude, and Claudius” observing, but doing nothing about, the mad Ophelia. Ham- let returns from the voyage to watch Ophelia’s funeral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1975) 36 (4): 445–448.
Published: 01 December 1975
.... Stilles Wasser: Narziss und Ophelia in der Dichtung und Mal- erei urn 1900. Bonn: Bouvier Verlag Herbert Grundmann, Abhandlungen zur Kunst-, Musik- und Literaturwissenschaft, 184, 1975. 134 pp. DM 33, paper. ROMANCELANGUAGES Cropp, Glynnis 1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1986) 47 (2): 205–207.
Published: 01 June 1986
... given literary work or author has been treated in the visual arts. Part 2, “Images from Shakespeare,” gives a play-by-play account of Shakespearean illustration, which according to Altick’s estimate comprised about one-fifth of all English literary paintings, Ophelia being “the most popular...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1982) 43 (2): 174–176.
Published: 01 June 1982
... Gloucester as a traitor and finds a more appropriate parent in Cornwall (“thou shalt find a dearer father in my love and, in a more complex vein, on the two parallel parts of Hamlet 1I.i (Hirsh’s scene 6), in which Polonius recruits first Keynaldo and then Ophelia as spies, abusing and misusing son...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1959) 20 (3): 291–293.
Published: 01 September 1959
... Karl S. Weimur 293 Heine’s La A4ouche (which the Penguin Book prints without identification). But it is disturbing to have to do with occasional splinters and excerpts from dramas (Heath drops the second half of Heym’s Ophelia, Penguin prints only Part I1 of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1959) 20 (3): 291–293.
Published: 01 September 1959
... Karl S. Weimur 293 Heine’s La A4ouche (which the Penguin Book prints without identification). But it is disturbing to have to do with occasional splinters and excerpts from dramas (Heath drops the second half of Heym’s Ophelia, Penguin prints only Part I1 of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1977) 38 (4): 323–335.
Published: 01 December 1977
... play opens, and his iconic perfection is presented only in Ophelia’s retrospective description at III.i.151 ff.: 0 what a noble mind is here o’erthrown! The courtier’s,soldier’s, scholar’s, eye, tongue, sword, Th’expectancy and rose of the fair state...