3 Works in Michael Duke of Strelsau
Fandoms: Zenda Novels - Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda - All Media Types
30 Nov 2018
Five people Rupert slept with, and one he didn't.
Fandoms: La Traviata - Verdi/Piave, Zenda Novels - Anthony Hope, The Opera Companion - George W. Martin, Gilbert & Sullivan & Related Fandoms
26 Jul 2017
Opera has always presented a more overt demand for suspension of disbelief than most other dramatic forms, and never more so than with its ongoing fascination with plots based on hanahaki disease. The middle of the nineteenth century saw the emergence of this tidy, sentimental metaphor for tuberculosis – a gory, unpleasant and all too real ailment – and it has lingered ever since. Blood was replaced with roses, hacking coughs with immaculate arias, lingering deaths with graceful swoons.
Chapter 1: Violetta, o, la traviata (Giuseppe Verdi and F. M. Piave)
Chapter 2: Michael of Strelsau (Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan and Julian Sturgis)
- Part 3 of Opera Over The Rainbow
Rudolf Rassendyll met a man who looked exactly like him in the forest of Zenda. That man was the King of Ruritania, and we all know what happened next.
But what if the Duke's men had found the King's double first?