The Light Fantastic: Here We Go Again

We begin in media res, falling off the Disc into the endless expanse of nothing below. The Octavo, half a world away and mourning the loss of its eighth spell, readjusts reality to bring Rincewind and Twoflower back onto the Disc, which accidentally turns the librarian into an orangutan. Meanwhile, the wizards of Unseen UniversityContinue reading “The Light Fantastic: Here We Go Again”

A Gentleman’s Guide to Gothic Theatre

Dark humor is uniquely honed in Robert L. Freedman’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a Broadway musical whose satire drips as thick and as freely as the blood spilled by Monty Navarro, Ninth Earl of Highhurst. The musical numbers alongside the comedic, and quintessentially gothic, narrative structure of the plot develop the performanceContinue reading “A Gentleman’s Guide to Gothic Theatre”

The Tale of Ally the Princess

Written for my friend’s graduation May 2017 Once upon a time in a far away valley lived a cute little Princess who called herself Ally. Ally was fun, and sweet, and kind, she was easily a monarch you could rally behind. She spent her days singing and dancing to songs, there wasn’t a soul who’dContinue reading “The Tale of Ally the Princess”

The Tale of Pamela the Wizard

Written for my friend’s college graduation, May 2018   Once upon a time in a faraway land, Pamela slept tight – spell book in hand. For three years she’d studied, and studied, and thought to learn to use magic, completely self-taught.   Tomorrow’s the day where she’d show off her stuff to prove to the worldContinue reading “The Tale of Pamela the Wizard”

The Devil Went Down to Motton

Introduction The Devil’s narrative in Stephen King’s story The Man in the Black Suit reveals a horror story different than the one told from Gary’s perspective. The intricacies of the evil mind reveal a horrible apathy and self-obsession lost in the boy’s point of view. Since the Devil is only physically present when Gary meetsContinue reading “The Devil Went Down to Motton”