The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0702  Saturday, 24 March 2001

From:           Peterson-Kranz Karen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 06:21:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Anna Jameson on Ophelia / 'All The Year Round' "Origins of

Thomas Larque has been keeping us updated on his webpage:

> My addition of new sources to my webpage
> "Shakespeare and His Critics"
> continues.

I visited the site just now, and noted this descriptor under the link to
Daniel's *Delia* and *The Complaint of Rosamond*:

"... Samuel Daniel's sonnets and narrative poem (published in 1592) had
a strong influence upon Shakespeare's writing, especially his Sonnets."

Is there any particular reason for the assertion of "strong influence"
by Daniel in particular, or is this just a matter of *Delia* being
representative of the many post-Sydney, Petrarchan/anti-Petrarchan
sequences that were in circulation in the early 1590s?

Karen Peterson

The latest source to appear is Anna
> Jameson's essay on
> Ophelia from her book "Shakspeare's Heroines"
> originally known as
> "Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and
> Historical".  This was
> the first detailed study of Shakespeare's women as a
> topic in
> themselves.
> See :
> http://ds.dial.pipex.com/thomas_larque/oph1-jam.htm
> In the very near future I will be adding an essay on
> "The Origin of
> Hamlet" - discussing Shakespeare's use of source
> material for the play -
> from the 8th February 1879 edition of Charles
> Dickens's journal "All The
> Year Round".
> This should appear within the next couple of days
> on:
> http://ds.dial.pipex.com/thomas_larque/ham1-dic.htm
> Again I would be very grateful if anybody
> maintaining a list of
> Shakespeare-related links would add these two new
> pages.
> Thomas Larque.

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