Thursday, April 23, 2015
What is notable about my version of the King In Yellow...
I think lots (well a bit) wikipedia thinks nothing -
Once Wikipedia looked like this:
Some writers have attempted to write a full or partial text for the imaginary The King in Yellow, including James Blish in his short story "More Light", Lin Carter ("Tatters of the King", 1986), and Thom Ryng (The King in Yellow, 2000). and Simon Bucher-Jones (writing as Thomas de Castigne, and as himself)(Le Roi En Jaune : The King in Yellow, 2014).
You won't see the above on wikipedia, now, under THE KING IN YELLOW. this is because both the reference both to my and Thom Ryng's texts have been removed.
I'd like to list the following notable things about Thom's text for anyone wishing to argue it's re-instatement (for me life's too short to bother, but hey...).
Thom Ryng's text is notable as the first performed, original play inspired by THE KING IN YELLOW.
(Excluding "The King in Yellow : A Spectral Tragedy" which wikipedia doesn't even cite because it's only an adaption of 'The Repairer of Reputations' from "The King In Yellow" not an original text).
"More Light" is not a play, it's a short story containing a substantial text of the play, "Tatters of the King" is a reworking of "More Light". If they are 'notable' then Thom Ryng's text is notable.
My text is slightly less notable that Thom's being only the first original version of the play in both French and English with a scholarly introduction, essays and notes but the deletion of Thom's Ryng's play is just ludicrous.
It's also a strange notion of notability when : "The Doctor Who novel The Death of Art, by Simon Bucher-Jones, starts with a reference to "Naotalba's Song", and includes the art students from Chambers as incidental characters." is Notable, but the same writer writing a version of the whole play isn't.