The Tangled Gang’s Favorite Books

rachelbethhines:

Lance

  • Likes the Flynn Rider series, though not as much as Eugene does
  • Is a huge Shakespeare fan. Has probably either seen or read all of his plays. And sure, he may begrudgingly admit that the violence in Titus Andronicus is excessive but have you seen the wordsmithing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? It’s to die for.
  • Is a fan of classical Greek myths and plays as well. Has copy of Aesop Fables. 
  • Also enjoys the The Canterbury Tales. It’s anthology style comedy makes for good bed time reading. 

Eugene

  • thinks the Flynn Rider series is the best, obviously
  • Not as big of a Shakespeare fan as Lance, but unabashedly adores Romeo and Juliet and will ugly cry to it every time. 
  • Enjoys romantic court poetry, his personal favorite writer being Edmund Spenser
  • The History of Reynard the Fox is a childhood favorite as well. You can see where Eugene got some of the less savory influences for his Flynn Rider persona here. 

Rapunzel 

  • has tried to read a few of the Flynn Rider books out

    curiosity

    but ultimately doesn’t see what the big deal is about them. 

  • As far as Shakespeare, and drama in general goes, she absolutely hates tragedies but finds the comedies enjoyable if she can watch them instead of reading them.  
  • Also likes poetry and enjoys Shakespeare’s sonnets. 
  • Tends to prefer non-fiction over fiction in general. Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, 

    Book of the Marvels of the World by Marco Polo, and other travel books tend to be her favs. 

Cassandra 

  • Doesn’t like Flynn Rider books but does enjoy adventure novels regardless. Le Morte d’Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table is her childhood fav. 
  • Doesn’t care too much for Shakespeare one way or the other but can appreciate some his more assertive female characters, like Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Katherina in Taming of the Shrew. But absolute hates how marriage is considered is their ultimate character development tho. 
  • Big time feminist, has The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men by Moderata Fonte  proudly up on her bookshelf. 
  • Secretly cries herself to sleep while reading the Trial of Joan of Arc whenever she feels a little down. 

Varian 

  • Still a huge fan of the Flynn Rider series 
  • Thinks

    Shakespeare

    is overrated as his characters are often too “illogical” in their motivations and actions. The only play he even remotely likes is Julius Ceaser 

  • May not care for Shakespeare but does enjoy Christoper Marlowe, or at least his Doctor Faustus play.
  • Of course has read any and all scientific works he can come across. Famous ones being Leonardo’s Notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus, and possibly The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle, depending on what time period the show takes place.