Dragaera and Shakespeare

Tue Feb 18 17:14:30 PST 2003

Isn't Polonius is too much of a buffoon to be an Issola?
Or maybe that's a failure mode for them.  How about Mercutio instead?
And isn't Richard III more of an evil Yendi?  I'm thinking of his
ambition, his seduction of Lady Anne, and Pel's dark side.

Lear is a corrupt Phoenix, I suppose.  Prospero an Athyra.  I don't
really get Hawks so can't speculate.  Maybe Timon, can't remember.

- Philip

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote:
> >AFB but I suspect Khaavren to Piro is a response to (the almost-as-famous
> >and perhaps Shakespeare-derived) D'Artagnan pere to fils at the beginning
> >of The 3 Ms.
> Hmm.  D'Artagnan pere appears to have been great deal less ambivalent
> than Polonius.  Indeed, he seems a most definite Dzur:
>   "Never fear quarrels, but seek adventures.  I have taught you how
>    to handle a sword; you have thews of iron, a wrist of steel.  Fight
>    on all occasions.  Fight the more for duels being forbidden, since
>    consequently there is twice as much courage in fighting."
> >Anyway, I'm not too up on my Shakespeare, but maybe this list would
> >enjoy playing "What House are Shakespearean characters from" (in case
> >this isn't the nth time it was suggested).  For example, Iago is a
> >Yendi, Othello a Dzur, Perdita an Issola; maybe Hamlet's a Tiassa,
> >Macbeth a Jhereg, Macduff a Phoenix (mystic birth circumstances),
> >Hermione also a Phoenix (mystic rebirth)...
> Polonius, as I suggested, could be an Issola.  The Capulets and
> Montagues were probably Dzur.  Shylock is a Chreotha.  Falstaff is a
> Teckla, or perhaps a Tsalmoth (how *does* he maintain?)
> The various kings and Caesars are almost all Dragons, except for
> Richard III (pace the Fellowship of the White Boar) [1], who is a
> Jhereg.
> The Faerie of "Midsummer Night's Dream" are all Yendi.
> [1] http://www.richardiii.net/begin.htm