Thursday, 23 March 2017
After the Change, these school subjects are boring:
"'...all that hooey.'"
These subjects are more like real life:
Niall of the Nine Hostages;
Thor's trip to Jotunheim;
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Connections with Poul Anderson's works:
Niall of the Nine Hostages destroyed Ys;
the former King of Ys formed a defensive alliance with British leaders of the generation before Arthur;
an immortal met the original of Arthur;
Anderson's fantasies feature Thor and a trip to Jotunheim although not Thor's trip to Jotunheim;
A Midsummer Tempest is a sequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest.
And why did Shakespeare not write a Robin Hood play, having mentioned Robin in As You like It?