3 Works in The Beggar's Opera - Pepusch/Gay
Fandoms: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Beggar's Opera - Pepusch/Gay, Palliser Series - Anthony Trollope, Iolanthe - Sullivan/Gilbert, H.M.S. Pinafore - Sullivan/Gilbert, Spitting Image (TV), The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, The Thick of It (TV), Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister, The Grub Street Opera, The Ghost - Robert Harris
07 Feb 2020
There are countless Prime Ministers of the UK in fiction, so this fic serves to explore the history of the Prime-Ministers of this country, in a world where all fiction is true.
This is my attempt to put together a list of all the Prime Ministers who could have held premiership in the universe of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, where all fiction is true simultaneously. It will feature an explanation of each Prime Minister's policies, and the events that occur during their time in office. This will cover the United Kingdom from the founding of the office of Prime Minister, up until the present day.
There will be a list of references every ten chapters, for the purpose of explaining all the references to the reader. A final thing: some of this will likely contradict parts of the L.O.E.G. universe after the events of the Black Dossier, although nothing particularly major.
Fandoms: The Threepenny Opera - Simon Stephens, Die Dreigroschenoper | Threepenny Opera - Brecht/Weill, Second Anglo-Afghan War RPF, The Begger's Opera - John Gay
15 Dec 2016
1950. A playwright is fascinated by a decidedly camp photograph of a theatrical group for British soldiers during the Siege of Kandahar, 1880. He tracks down an old man who claims to be one of them. Who claims to be a lot of things.
There's a story to tell. A story of the Victorian gay underworld extending to the farthest reaches of empire. A story of two deeply amoral men in finding the possibility of what ... tenderness? in a hellish situation.
And there's a right way to tell it. (Plays! Plays within plays. Plays about plays. The vigorous and satisfying penetration of the fourth wall. Distancing. You might want to call it Brechtian, but it's also Gay to the core.)
And there's a right time too. That's the problem.
30 Jan 2016
Lucifer visits the leader of a traveling theater troupe.