Re: RARA-AVIS: Jacobean tragedy

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 26 Jul 2002

Al Guthrie:
> > I wondered if anyone knew of a hardboiled crime novel that reworked an
> > original Jacobean play? I vaguely recollect Alfred Bester doing a
> sort of
> > sci-fi homage to Webster, Middleton, Marlowe, Ford, Tourneur, Marston,
> Kidd,
> > et al. Can't remember the title...
> >
Rene Ribic:
> > --
> It sounds like TIGER, TIGER (aka THE STARS MY DESTINATION) which is most
> definitely a revenge tale. (Couldn't tell you about any Jacobean
> influence/references

Stars My Destination is a pretty clear a reworking of The Count of Monte Cristo set in the future.That's not to deny Dumas reworked some Jacobean plays to write that Mark.

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