anuncomfortablemass asked: Dear wonderful Chuck. I wanted to let you know that years ago I had written my graduating thesis on Haunted, and how it parallels the storytelling themes first seen in The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. Any validity?
Oh, of course! Thank you. The book’s also based on the musical ‘A Chorus Line’ wherein trapped, desperate people are compelled to explain their lives on a theater stage. It’s an alternating texture of songs, comic set-ups, and melodrama. Plus dance.
Based on the trapped-and-isolated quality of ‘A Chorus Line’ you could argue that that show is a re-invented gothic. Like ‘Ten Little Indians’ set in a theater.
Can I just marry him already.