Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]

Thu Feb 20 14:59:16 PST 2003

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Andrew Lias wrote:

> Although Khaavren become meloncholy, I don't know if it's fair to say that's
> an aspect of his house, rather than him.
> I'm not sure why you suggest that Hamlet was too fat to fence.  I don't
> recall that being part of the play, and it's certainly not indicated by the
> climactic scene.

Queen Gertrude (final scence) says

   He's fat, and scant of breath.
   Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows.
   Here's a toast to you.  Hmm, this tastes odd...

This is the subject of a lot of discussion and amused speculation
in S. circles.  It may be a dig at the (240 pound) original actor.

I don't know if Dragaerans have aspects of their personalities which
aren't related to their House...

> >From: Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
> >To: Andrew Lias <anrwlias at hotmail.com>
> >CC: dragaera at dragaera.info
> >Subject: RE: Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]
> >Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:41:14 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >I assigned Hamlet as a Tiassa above for his rapid intelligence and
> >melancholy, in parallel with Khaavren.  Also both being too fat to fence
> >like they used to.  Of course H is much more verbal than K.