Ye Historie of Jack O’ Lanthorne (chapbook)
Ye HISTORIE of JACK O’ LANTHORNE,
or, The Devil’s Spark
A Play for Marionettes by Adam Bolivar
DISCOVER the ELDRITCH ORIGINS of HALLOWEEN!
Unable to settle his bill at Ye Toad and Crow tavern, Jack strikes an unspeakable bargain with a sinister nicknevin known only as Old Scratch. But Jack has a few tricks up his sleeve, and pulls a fast one on the hobhoulard to get away scot-free. When it comes time for his final reckoning, however, Jack finds himself turned away from both Heaven & Hell. What's a poor soul to do? Find out in the original tale of Hallowe'en itself: Ye HISTORIE OF JACK O' LANTHORNE, a rollicking verse-play uncannily performed by means of marionettes.
This chapbook reproduces the script for Adam Bolivar's jaunty and cacodaemoniacal verse-play of the same title, which is performed on occasion by a group of desperate souls calling themselves The Jackanapes Marionette Guignol.
8-page chapbook, full color on 80 lb gloss, saddle stitched, 5.5" x 8.5"
All orders also include A FIEND'S GLOSSARY, a demonic cheat sheet which playfully expounds on some of the more obscure and archaic words used in Ye HISTORIE.
Adam Bolivar is a Romantic poet whose work has appeared in such publications as Black Wings VI, Spectral Realms, and The Audient Void. He won a Rhysling Award for his weird ballad, "The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner". His collection of spectral ballads and weird Jack tales, The Lay of Old Hex, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2017.