Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Guests In The Old Phoenix II
"'...was born in - a universe where the Carolingian myths are true...'" (p. 102);
was cast into a timeline where magic does not work and where World War II was fought against Germany;
is trying to find his way home with a spell that takes him between universes but without any direction;
"'...barely escaped'" from "'...a clutch of Aztec gods...'" (ibid.);
from hints and clues, has found his way to the Old Phoenix.
When Rupert speaks of Hamlet and Macbeth as contemporaries of each other and of cannon in Hamlet's time and claims to have met Oberon and Titania, Valeria asks him:
Did Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Falstaff and Othello exist?
Was there a University of Wittenberg in Hamlet's time?
Were there striking clocks in Caesar's time?
Was Richard III "'...really a hunchbacked monster?'" (p. 104)
Did Bohemia have a sea coast?
Does witchcraft work?
Does Rupert know of William Shakespeare?
Rupert knows of Shakespeare as "'...the great Historian.'" (p. 105)
Richard III was hunchbacked in our timeline. See here. (But also see Comments.)
The skeleton, which had several unusual physical features, most notably a severe curvature of the back was exhumed to allow scientific analysis. (copied)