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Patience

Illinois USA

Nibblefest Contest: ACEO: "Ophelia: Rosemary, That's for Remembrance"


Art: Nibblefest Contest:  ACEO: Ophelia: Rosemary, That's for Remembrance by Artist Patience
Elsinore's~"Ophelia"~

This ACEO entry for January's Nibblefest Art Contest features a character from what must be my personal favourite Shakespearean tale, the story of "Hamlet".  Here we see Ophelia, Hamlet's girlfriend, climbing a willow tree that overhangs a small brook, shortly after she has recited one of her most memorable lines in the play....

Ophelia is very much in love with Hamlet, but his recent disturbingly bizarre behaviour has upset everyone at Elsinore's court, and she's no exception.  Then he went on to seemingly abandon her, and that after (kind of accidentally) murdering her own dear father.  Sheesh, with so much heartbreak is it any wonder she's become unhinged?   She's been wandering around singing, playing with her flowers and not making a whole lot of sense -- telling the king and queen, "there's Rosemary, that's for remembrance".  And now sadly, it wont be long before a branch breaks in her little tree, and she herself will become but a Memory, much to Hamlet's despair.....



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