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Ophelia / O-phallos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0529  Monday, 20 March 2000.

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 16 Mar 2000 16:49:11 -0500
Subject:        Ophelia / O-phallos

In his essay on Hamlet, Jacques Lacan puns on Ophelia's name (as
O-phallus) only to dismiss the pun. Any one happen to know anything
about her name, which I assume was rather rare in Shakespeare's day?

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