Jeffery Conway, Lynn Crosbie & David Trinidad


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Notes

12-13. "sung-waisted, full-skirted . . .": Sam Staggs, All About All About Eve (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000), p. 119.

 



21. From "Angels & Devils of Paradise Lost," http://www4.ncsu.edu:8030/-~macollin/: "There is absolutely no information out there about Mulciber, or anything resembling the name. The only information that I could find was what was in Paradise Lost itself. According to my edition, Mulciber is another name for the Roman god of fire, Vulcan, however, I couldn't find anything else to support that claim. If this is true, it would make sense because Mulciber's one and only act in Paradise Lost is the construction of Pandemonium, the capital of hell."       [cited February 2001]

 

 

 

 

 

 


26. Medea's revenge on Jason and his new wife Glauce, the daughter of
Creon, king of Corinth, the Greek city where Euripides's play is set: "I
have a cunning plan to kill the princess. I shall send them [Medea's
children] with gifts to offer to the bride . . . a dainty robe and a
headdress of beaten gold. If she takes the finery and puts it on her, she
will die in agony. She and anyone who touches her. So deadly are the
poisons in which I shall steep my gifts." (Euripides, Medea, trans. Moses
Hadas and John McLean [New York: Bantam Books, 1960], pp. 49-50) In
alternate translations, Glauce is engulfed in flames when she dons Medea's
crown and robe.

 

 

 

 

 

 


36. Bill Sampson's resemblance to Elia Kazan made obvious to D.T. by playwright Mart Crowley (telephone conversation, March 2000).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52-55. Jezebel (movie), 1938.

 

 

 

 

 

 



106. When T.S. Eliot met James Joyce in Paris, he is alleged to have said that the writer had "The pride of Lucifer!"

 

 

 

 

 

 


115. "darkness visible": John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I, line 63.

 

 

 

 

 

 


134-136. Dante Alighieri, Inferno, trans. Allen Mandelbaum (New York: Bantam Books, 1980), Canto V, p. 41.

 

 

 

 

 

 



137. Ibid., line 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 



140. Ibid., line 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 



154. Ibid., line 86.

 

 

 

 

 

 



170. "fangs a-gloat": Dante Alighieri, Inferno, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers (New York: Penguin Books, 1949), Canto VI, line 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 



182-185. Staggs, AAAAE, p. 137.

 

 

 

 

 

 



200. "the aged dragon of darkness": Beowulf, trans. Kevin Crossley-Holland (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 75.

 

 

 

 

 

 



201-202. "earth-cave": Ibid., p. 74; "in a ball / of flame, burning for vengeance": Ibid., p. 76.

 

 

 

 

 

 



206. "the seething dragon": Ibid., p. 88.

 

 

 

 

 

 



207. Ibid., p. 77: "Then the dragon began to breathe forth fire . . . ."

 

 

 

 

 

 



211-229. A collage of sentences culled from Whitney Stine's "I'd Love to Kiss You . . .":       Conversations with Bette Davis (Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press, 1990).

 

 

 

 

 

 


233. "shifting phantasmagory": T.S. Eliot on Milton's Paradise Lost, quoted in Helen Gardner's A Reading of Paradise Lost (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1965), p. 46.

 

 

 

 

 

 


236. In Canto VIII of Dante's Inferno, the Fifth Circle, two small flames atop a watchtower signal the garrison of the City of Dis that Dante and Virgil are approaching, and a boat is sent to ferry them across the River Styx.

 

 

 

 

 

 



244-249. Martini and Gibson recipes taken from Internet site "the Bar O'Bar-A To Z Drink Recipes," http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Dojo/2798/bar-g.html [cited March 2000].

 

 

 

 

 

 



271. "that bears the name of Styx": Dante, Inferno, trans. Mandelbaum, Canto VII, line 108.

 

 

 

 

 

 



280. Charles Baudelaire, "Lethe," The Flowers of Evil, trans. James McGowan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993), line 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 



290-292. Homer's hymn to Aphrodite, quoted in Edith Hamilton's Mythology (New York:       Little, Brown and Company, 1942), p. 33.

 

 

 

 

 

 



297. "clad in raiment immortal": Ibid., p. 33.

 

 

 

 

 

 


300. "soft, weak creature": Ibid., p. 34; "Beautiful, golden goddess": Ibid., p. 33.

 

 

 

 

 

 



304. "two eyes full of poison": Anne Sexton, "Rat's Live on No Evil Star," line 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

306-306. Ibid., lines 30-32.

 

 

 

 

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