Fates and Furies List: Lotto's Plays Ranked by How Much I Want to See Them
@BookClub, we meet again.
- 1.One-Eyed KingIt's about Erasmus, who I know nothing about and that makes me feel dumb, so I'll see it. Plus Mathilde deems it "sexy," so okay!
- 2.GrimoireWe know nothing about it except that it was good enough to make Mathilde do him on the spot. Okay!
- 3.Eleanor of AquitaneAnother historical figure I know nothing about and that makes me feel dumb. It also made Denton Thrasher, Lotto's childhood Svengali, cry, so...okay!
- 4.The House in the GroveSouthern boy brings home the wrong sort of gal to meet his mama. Always makes for good theatre and I liked the excerpt. I'd be curious whether Lotto expands the character based on Mathilde to make her more than the "sullen goddess."
- 5.Ice in the BonesI like a good boys-in-an-elite-prep-school story (If..., History Boys, Dead Poets Society).
- 6.AntigonadThe show we know the most about. It sounds like an intense night of theatre. I'm curious but I'd have to really, really be in the mood for it. Apropos of nothing, I picture Go looking like Linda Hamilton at the beginning of Terminator 2.
- 7.Walls, Ceilings, Floor/Last Sip/Grace (the trilogy of the dispossessed)A family loses their house, a soldier returns from Afghanistan. Sound relevant and important. Again, though, I'd have to really be in the mood to feel depressed.
- 8.EschatologyWhat's that mean? I don't know. Phoebe Delmar liked it. Maybe.
- 9.Hamlin in WinterIt's about how much Lotto wants kids and it made Lotto's family cry. Maybe.
- 10.Ship of FoolsA post-apocalyptic Grey Gardens, which is interesting but I'd be thinking about how much Lotto hurt Antoinette with his portrayal of her.
- 11.The BatsLotto attempts to seem like less of a misogynist by basing a murderer on his long-suffering wife. Might skip this one.
- 12.TelegonyMusic, dance, film, masks...sounds a shade too zany for me. I'll pass.
- 13.IslandsA play about three Caribbean hotel maids. Judging by that panel later in the book, I'm guessing Lotto is a bit tone deaf when writing female characters. Pass. (And oh-my-God-the-dog that panel. Is he aware that plenty of great female writers also produced children? I don't even have to hear Mathilde's side to know he's an asshole.)
- 14.GacyA real-life murderer sings jaunty tunes. Hey Lotto: Sondheim already did that with Assassins and frankly I'm not even a fan of Assassins so this one gets a big Passpassins.