The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0935. Wednesday, 17 September 1997.
From: Hugh Howard Davis <
Date: Tuesday, 16 Sep 1997 22:34:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0932 Re: Spinoffs
Comment: Re: SHK 8.0932 Re: Spinoffs
> This is not an instance of fictional biography, but it is a spinoff of
> Terry Pratchett also makes reference to _Midsummer Night's Dream_ in his
> _Lords and Ladies_ (wherein the Diskworld is invaded by elves). A group
> of Ramtops villagers (rude mechanicals, in the fullest sense of the
> term) put on an unnamed "entertainment" which contains a number of
> references to asses heads, walls, and bottoms. It is performed in
> celebration of the wedding of King Verance III to Magrat Garlack, local
> witch, and is instrumental in opening the portal between the Diskworld
> and the realm of the Elves.
> Pratchett does this to a number of authors, so Shakespearians should not
> feel particularly offended.
> joanne rochester
In _Good Omens_, by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, reference is made to the
rare "lost quartos" of Shakespeare, the three plays never reissued in
folio and now lost to scholars: _The Comedie of Robin Hoode, or, The
Forest of Sherwoode_, _The Trapping of the Mouse_, and _Gold Diggers of