Good Literature Done Wrong III
It's been a long road, but worthwhile I think.
In April of 2001, Karen and I decided to really abuse the possibilities of a
good literature education, Project Guttenberg and Word's Search and Replace
function to create Buffy
Pride and Prejudice. Basically, it's Pride and Prejudice, but with all the
genders switched, the characters replaced with Buffy the Vampire Slayer
characters and some small changed for humorous purposes. It was fun, it was
wacky, it was actually a lot of work.
So, of course, in May of 2002, I wrote the second in our series of Good
Literature Done Wrong,
Sometimes called Dante and
Virgilís wild and Wacky, yet Efficacious, adventures in the Lands Buffalonious,
Angelic, and Britannic, with some small appearances by familiar characters: a
Comedy in 3 parts (three parts each, sortof),
As you may guess from the title,
this is the sad and tragic story of how someone with a decent background in
Literature can really abuse the Divine Comedy. The plot was that after visiting
Heaven, Dante and Virgil journey through Sunnydalio, Los Angelesio, and
Englandio. Good stuff.
However, this sort of thing
should be done in threes. A trilogy.
So, who could be the subject of
our gaze, but Shakespeare. Lots and lots of Shakespeare, which is why this took
me until July 2004 to produce.
Lots of Shakespeare.
The plot, such as it is, finds
the fair city of Sunnydale torn by conflict between vampires, demons, watchers,
slayers, etc., etc., etc. The majority of the lines are from various Shakespeare
plays and Sonnets. However, there are some exceptions. Anyanka speaks mostly in
Broadway musicals and Faith speaks in ancient Spartan sayings. Why? I felt like
Anyway, without further much ado,
here is the final in the Good Literature done Wrong trilogy
Tragical Comedic Historie of Buffy the Slayer of the Vampyres