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The Revengers Tragedy by Thomas MiddletonIf I had never read a Shakespeare play in my life, I may have found this incredibly bloody and unsubtle play interesting or entertaining. It still may be, and, as I will be seeing a performance of it at the National Theatre in London in a few days, that may change my mind a little. However, it has all the elements of a typical revenge tragedy with none of the beauty or complexity of Hamlet. The characters are named things like Vindice (hes the revenger, if you couldnt tell), and like the evil sons and stepsons of the Duke: Lussurioso (the lustful one), Ambitioso (ahem), and my fave name, Supervacuo (basically breathing air here). Oh, and Spurio, the Dukes bastard. While I often find this kind of playfulness amusing, if not hilarious, I was out of patience with characters making bold statements of their intentions in front of other characters and those characters acting clueless about what they had just heard. Also, I can only suspend my disbelief so far, and it does not stretch to include believing that anyone would be deceived by Vindices mistresss skull dressed up like a woman and that this anyone would believe that it IS a woman long enough to kiss it/her. Could be gross, intense, or funny... or absolutely unbelievable - which one do you think I thought? Actually, I think American cinema-goers as a mainstream, stereotyped body may really dig this play: its totally obvious and has big neon signs pointing to the funny bits, the tragic bits, the disgusting bits, and the major theme bits. Give me Hamlet any day. I suppose I must give it around 3 stars, though, because it HAS been thought provoking, and it apparently a representative example of Jacobean drama. I think I would have loved going to the theatre then... ahem.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Nominated for Nebula for Best Novel. Presumably this is the date the manuscript reached the SMLA. Briggs: Oh good. I have to tell you I detest it. Perhaps the idea had been in his mind as early as and "The Little Black Box"? Still, if completed in June it took almost two years to see publication in
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick , first published in The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco , where Earth's life has been greatly damaged by a nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning , so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy , an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the film Blade Runner , and many elements and themes from it were used in its sequel Blade Runner