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    Re: Literature in the Flanaess - The Tragedies of Liam Wilspare (Score: 1)
    by GVDammerung on Mon, May 22, 2006
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    Thank you. :)

    On banning.  A very likely prospect!  The play could indeed be or have been variously banned.  I'd think it depends on how much credence you give to Wilspare's access to "original" source material and how much of that might make it into any particular rendition or production.

    I chose not to go the banning route directly as I imagined the fall of Vecna would be a popular subject in Keoland and the Gran March, where he early caused such troubles.  But, of course, that would depend on how it was done.

    I like your idea.  It resonates of Robert Chambers short story "The King in Yellow" - "a play of poisonous beauty" - and James Blish's later expansion of the play, the short story "More Light."  I never thought to go that way but the thought has great appeal.  As you say, it almost writes itself.

    IMC, The King in Yellow is an actual text and is attributable to the influence of the Necronomicon in Keoland.  In GH canon, of course, there is the psionically potent "Yellow Tome," stolen from the Great Library in Greyhawk.  I never have decided if the two are related . . . but I vear off topic.

    Great comment.  Thank you. :)


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