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Ophelia's Shadow Theatre

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Elderly Miss Ophelia, the prompter in a failed theater, collects shadows that do not belong to anyone and teaches them to perform the greatest comedies and tragedies of the world.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 18th 1989 by Overlook Juvenile
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Nov 14, 2014 Farina♥Moon♥Eclipse rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Fantasy

Definitely a book for an older reader! Long amounts of text, supplemented with evocative and wistful illustrations. The story ends with Ophelia's death and translation to heaven. This story reminded me of Hans Christian Andersen tales. A thoughtful read, with great themes about loneliness, companionship, purpose, and kindness.
It took me forEVER to find a copy of this, but when I did? Oh, how perfectly, wonderfully lovely.
So much beauty hidden in an unusual book... "Ophelia's Shadow Theatre" is exceptional, like a visual poem, like a warm sweet melody which surrounds you gently. I am so glad that i could find a copy.

A lonely woman, her love about theatre and her rich inner world.
The shadows... who seek for company and get attached to Ophelia...
A little bag full of lonely shadows...
The people... who are cruel and find Ophelia weird...
The shadow theatre... the shadows perform plays and give Ophelia joy...
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