sovay: (I Claudius)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2011-02-26 04:30 pm (UTC)

Those truly are lovely lines!

There's a reason I imprinted on them!

Thanks for the super intro, which make the play, and this production, very intriguing sounding (I like what you say about the Appalachian setting, and particularly what you say in your footnote about each little town having its own religion)--whereas the synopsis in Wikipedia just made it sound confused.

You're very welcome! I don't mind evangelizing for Christopher Fry. I don't love any of his other plays as I do The Lady's Not for Burning, but I've also never seen any of them staged; I'd like to. He's not very often revived.

Or at least, that's how it seems to me now, though I haven't read or seen the play yet.

Well, read it and let me know if I've been an accurate guide. Or come to Boston . . .

--laughed out loud at that.

(It's really impressive.)

Can you explain about the comparison to Pamela Dean's Tam Lin? Were you just reaching for something popular in order to set a benchmark that this should exceed, or is there something about that Tam Lin that relates to this play and that this play does better?

Neither; it was five-thirty in the morning and I failed ellipsis. Tam Lin is a novel with multiple myth-arcs, The Lady's Not for Burning being one of them; because it's rarely performed nowadays, most people I know therefore discovered the play through reading the novel. Which makes it very well-known within a certain cross-section of the science fiction and fantasy community, but I'd still like to see more opportunities for people to discover it as a play. It deserves a wider audience. I may need to rewrite that sentence.

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