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Meta Not-Meta: Shakespearian Finn/Poe

(A plotbunny I would like to do something with, but, you know, stupid real life.)

Inspired by this vimeo of John Boyega on Shakespeare's audiences:

BBC Shakespeare: About Shakespeare - Audience & Social Attitudes from Somethin' Else on Vimeo.

But like so it's 1593ish and Finn is a country boy with a Puritanical family but then one day there are traveling players in town and he realizes 1) here's an opportunity to leave this life that's killing him, 2) he now wants to be a player more than anything, 3) he might be in love with lead actor Poe Dameron. And so because reasons the other players leave for London first but Poe is still in town, it turns out he's ALSO AN INTELLIGENCER FOR THE QUEEN OMG, he has a mission to go talk to someone about those Irish rebels blahblah IT TURNS OUT FINN KNOWS THE WAY TO SOMEPLACE, and in the meantime Poe teaches him some acting tricks so they can make their daily bread, but they get ambushed, it's all tragic, but Finn makes his way to London by himself!!!

And on the way he runs into a boy named Rey, they both get to London, it's amazing, they've never seen so many people in their lives, holy cow. So they make it to the theater and guess what POE IS THERE HE'S ALIVE, he's awesome, Marlowe hates him because he's so awesome, anyway, so they are at the theater and now they have jobs--which is usually holding horses outside and other things, maybe Finn's parents were weavers or leatherworkers, he can also fix costumes and stuff. Anyway so one day someone gets sick or something so Finn gets to play, like Petruchio to Poe's Kate, it's great. Also also it eventually comes out of course that Rey is a girl pretending to be a boy, HER VIOLA IS THE BEST VIOLA LET ME TELL YOU.

Other things that happen: Poe is in on Marlowe's death (Marlowe is an asshole, it's not sad), Shakespeare writes Othello for Finn and Rey plays Desi and Poe plays Iago THE THREE OF THEM ARE INCREDIBLE IF THEY HAD ACTING AWARDS BACK THEN THEY WOULD ALL WIN. Somehow Finn comes across his family again and acknowledges he has to be who he is and that is an actor and also bi and he owns it. Queen Elizabeth is obvs Leia and Luke is kind of John Dee and Essex is also somehow Han Solo, whatever, it works in my mind.


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Oct. 27th, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
Can Maz be an innkeeper upon whom Shakespeare decides to base Nell Quickly?
Oct. 27th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
Only if Chewbacca is somehow based on Falstaff!!!
Oct. 27th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
Kylo Renn *thinks* he's Hamlet. Ha, he wishes.
Oct. 27th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)

He should be the Master of Revels who is always menacing the Playhouse...
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