The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. It depicts the experiences of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman's "March to the Sea".
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Goodreads: The Mourning Bride by William Congreve
Let's set the scene...
Paris: I can't get to my locker.
Louise: I'm sure they'll move if you ask nice. You know, dangle a hotel key in front of their faces.
Paris: This is a school. You don't do this in a school.
Louise: Not unless you've got a boyfriend like Tristin. Then you do it anywhere you can.
Madeline: Street corner.
Louise: Shopping mall.
Madeline: Phone booth.
Paris: Thank you for the "where to make out" list, I just need to get my books.
Louise: Hell hath no fury.
I love when a doucher gets his just-desserts and that's exactly what happened in The Mourning Bride. King Manuel ordered Alphonso's murder and was mistakenly murdered himself. It's like a case of Romeo & Juliet... but where the jack-ass dad gets it in the end and Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after (well, as happily ever after as you can live with someone you've known for a mere 2 days before you get married. Teenagers.)
I don't really have much more to say about this play. I'm not sure if it's because it's only 9am and I've only had a few sips from my venti Cafe Misto... or if it's because it's a short 88 page play. All I know is that I enjoyed it and that I think I needed a shorter read to get me back on track... so The Mourning Bride had perfect timing.
Who do I see reading this in the Stars Hollow gazebo?
This isn't a well known play... however I see Rory knowing the quotes that were miscredited to Shakespeare. I can also just see her pulling the true origin of the "hell hath no fury" quote out randomly in conversation. But not pretentiously. That's the great thing about Rory... nothing is ever said with pretension. That's why I'll never understand how she could abide Logan's snobbery.