The THEATRE OPTIQUE

The Collected Works of Stories, Tales and Verse by Sean Fraser

for those singular pieces which are to be found in collections of Enlightenment dime novels

resolute that those Sphères Élémentaires of Justice, Intelligence and Evil or Knowledge are populated with Madames, Revenants and Shades of Life in this work so thus offering Stories, Rhymes and Tales as Theorémès

as
documented
in

The Thirteen Stages of Writing

Of schemes and rhymes, of rhymes and tales, of tales and tropes found
in years of works are these thence made
with annotations and notes

in order of Appearance

STAGES

  1. “The Walrus and The Carpenter” : Meter and rhyme
  2. “The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)” : Meter, Rhyme and Structure
  3. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” : Meter and Rhyme, Sentence structure, Schemes
  4. Lewis Carroll : Portmanteau
  5. Charles Baudelaire : [Original Texts] Word use and Schemes
  6. Stephane Mallarme : [Original Texts] Mythos, Schemes, Word use, Line structure and Work structure
  7. Guillaume Apollinare : [Original Texts] Word use, Line structure and Work structure
  8. James Joyce : Word use and Line structure
  9. Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, Raymond Roussel, H.P. Lovecraft, and Rikki Ducornet : Mythos and Narrative
  10. Kenneth Patchen : Portmanteau
  11. William Morris and Edward Gorey : Word use and Self-Publishing
  12. Ambrose Bierce, Lord Byron, Angela Carter, Leonora Carrington, Raymond Chandler, G.K. Chesterton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Eugène Ionesco, Washington Irving, John Keats, Arthur Machen, Richard Matheson, Herman Melville, Mervyn Peake, Edgar Poe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Tristan Tzara, and Rod Serling : Schemes, Narrative & Divers
  13. Texte-Books

    A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society : Words

    Thesaurus : Words

and—as evidenced above—THIS THEATRE is the work of two centuries, of schemes and rhymes, of rhymes and tales, of tales and tropes found in years of works are these thence made with annotations and notes and best arranged in this Modern Age with Odes and Verse, Sonnets and Tone-Poems, Variations written on a Theme; Stories, of which are found Pieces divers, Tragedies and Vitrolics, Farces and Falsehoods whose conclusions are deduced sôlely by the Reader; and Tales, filled to the utmost capacity with sophic arguments regarding the Laws of Time eternal fleeting; and, The Eternal Laws of Physics are as they were invented in Nature for mocking Reality.