The year is 1934, the scene is a Wood Near Athens -- temporarily relocated to the environs of the Hollywood Bowl, as German theater impresario Max Reinhardt attempts to stage his famous production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Fortunately for Reinhardt, he has immortal assistance... show more
The year is 1934, the scene is a Wood Near Athens -- temporarily relocated to the environs of the Hollywood Bowl, as German theater impresario Max Reinhardt attempts to stage his famous production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Fortunately for Reinhardt, he has immortal assistance in the person of Literature Specialist Lewis, a cyborg working undercover for Dr. Zeus Incorporated, masters of time travel. Lewis is tasked with preserving Reinhardt's promptbooks for future Company profits at auction. Unfortunately for Reinhardt, there are complications... For Joseph, Lewis's fellow cyborg, is on the case as well, attempting to salvage a botched mission of his own. It involves the lost treasure of the Cahuenga Pass, a missing diamond, a third-century pope, burglary, disguises, car chases, and a legendary Hollywood party spot. All of which interact, more or less disastrously, with Lewis's mission and Reinhardt's Shakespearean extravaganza. Will the show go on?
Publish date: April 25th 2007
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
Series: The Company -6
Baker uses a real incident as the basis for a screwball story set in Hollywood, featuring Lewis and Joseph. Max Reinhardt is staging A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Hollywood Bowl, and things get weird.Library copy
Company men Joseph and Lewis are on assignment in 1940s Hollywood, tasked with finding a legendary lost jewel, the Tavernier Violet. (No, it wasn't really cut into the Hope Diamond.) Against a backdrop of a German director attempting to put on a production of 'A Midsummer's Night's Dream,' the two m...
This novella was a fun story of Hollywood, A Midsummer Night's Dream and diamond retrieval. The cyborgs Lewis and Joseph figure prominently in other Company novels. I picked up the audio version for free online (http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/spring2007/audio-rude-mechanicals-by-ka...
Thank the tiny baby Jesus it's over.
Joseph and Lewis, immortal cyborgs from the fantastic Company series, have a gleeful romp together through 1930s Hollywood. I would recommend this book if you have already read the full Company series and are jonesing for another fix, but keep your expectations low--it's only 114 pages long and the...