Beloved to Hamlet: If Ophelia Had Lived

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In Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," the Lady Ophelia dies a tragic death. But what if she had survived her fall into the river? How might things have turned out differently? See Hamlet through her eyes. Seamlessly interwoven with the original play, this story traces Ophelia, if she had lived. More
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About Izolda Trakhtenberg

Born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Izolda grew up steeped in the rich heritage of Eastern Europe. After her family immigrated to the USA, they settled in Michigan where Izolda graduated from the University of Michigan. Izolda worked as Director of Writing and Production for the public records research firm, The Information Prospector. Then, she proceeded to the National Geographic Society's Educational Media Division followed by a stint as an environmental educator for NASA. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications as well as written stories for various on-line magazines.

During this time, she pursued her musical interests. Izolda released her solo CD, Sound the Deep Waters in 2003.

She is an avid fantasy and science fiction fan, and she devours movies like they are pieces of dark chocolate.

She released her first book, "Life Elements: Transform Your Life with Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," in July 2008. Her second book was released in March 2011. The first in the Fairy Godmother Diaries series, "The Fiddler's Talisman" follows the adventures of badass fairy godmother, Evie Songbottom in modern-day New York. "The Piano's Key," the second book in the series, was released in April of 2016.

Izolda and her husband reside in Brooklyn, NY with their two cats, and a house full of musical instruments and juggling clubs.

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Reviews of Beloved to Hamlet: If Ophelia Had Lived by Izolda Trakhtenberg

Haythem Bastawy reviewed on May 14, 2012

This is a beautiful adventure into Shakespeare's world. For years the question of what would have happened if Ophilia lived has haunted me and I was thankful when I first saw the title of the story on Izolda Trakhtenberg's website. The language used in the story is both true to Shakespeare in its beauty and its terminology and not as hard on the modern reader.I would love to know what will happen next and I'm looking forward to the next chapter.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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