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Hamlet

Hamlet

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Before the End of All Things by CJ Marlowe

'"You're mad," says Ophelia, sipping her latte and looking at Hamlet overtop four-hundred-dollar sunglasses, a gift from a man she does not love.' A particularly clever take on the eternal tragedy -- to say more would spoil the premise

[Added 11/11/2008; Drama; 1000-2500; Hamlet; Characters: Ophelia, Hamlet]

Chiaroscuro by Acrossthefloors

'When Hamlet comes back to Elsinore, his eyes glitter and gleam and Ophelia can all too easily imagine that if he would only cast a glance toward her, it would leave her bleeding.' The Lovecraftian fusion is such a powerful window into the play, and Acrossthefloors skilfully builds the creepiness to the inevitable end

[Added 28/05/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; Hamlet; Characters: Ophelia, Hamlet, Horatio, Gertrude; Crossover; Adult]

Storyteller by Likeadeuce

'"The rest is silence," Hamlet said as the breath slipped out of him. But since his bloodied head fell back in your lap, your life has been a continual torrent of words.' Thoughtful short on the nature of fiction and the role of the author

[Added 29/05/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Hamlet; Characters: Horatio, Hamlet, Fortinbras]