My friend Kim wrote this poem about Hamlet's mother Gertrude having a nightmare after Ophelia has committed suicide in the play. Gertrude dreams her guilt over the girl's death and fears that Ophelia blames her for Hamlet not returning Ophelia's love.
I'm a fan of Shakespeare's plays but I've always wanted to know more about the "outside the play" lives of the female characters in his work. Kim's poem gave me an opportunity to explore Ophelia's character-life beyond the interactions with her father, Hamlet, and the Queen.
I told my sister we should make a video together. When she came to visit she brought the script for "Life of Riley". It's a riff on Nebraska's state tagline "The Good Life" and the the phrase, "living the life of Riley", which means living the good life.