History Literature / OrlandoABiography

26th Jun '17 9:41:47 AM lakingsif
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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: Orlando begins as a heterosexual male in the early 20th Century, and through time travel accidentally swaps gender, but never has to define or justify their existence. Though the concept of gender is wholly linked to biological sex, it is an early example of using the genre to discuss very untouched issues, and may be opening a discourse on the possibilities of living as trans*.
25th Apr '17 1:00:27 PM Golondrina
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''Orlando'' was made into a [[Film/{{Orlando}} movie]] starring TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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''Orlando'' was made into a [[Film/{{Orlando}} movie]] starring TildaSwinton Creator/TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
23rd Sep '16 2:36:00 AM 06tele
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''Orlando'' was made into a movie starring TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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''Orlando'' was made into a movie [[Film/{{Orlando}} movie]] starring TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
26th Jul '15 5:19:10 AM Winter
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* AsleepForDays: Orlando is asleep for a week after the disastrous end to his affair with the Russian princess, and again before his change into a woman.
5th May '15 10:27:56 AM nombretomado
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* GenderBender: One of the earliest in literature; anything older is usually covered by mythology instead, like Tiresias of GreekMythology.

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* GenderBender: One of the earliest in literature; anything older is usually covered by mythology instead, like Tiresias of GreekMythology.Myth/GreekMythology.
17th Aug '14 5:40:25 PM aerojockey
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* HumbleGoal: Bonthrop's main desire in life is to sail around Cape Horn, again and again and again. [[spoiler: He often shipwrecks and survives--he's another one of those people who lives for centuries.]]
17th Aug '14 12:36:21 PM aerojockey
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Orlando is sensitive to the fact that that it's the "present day" according to her "biographer".
17th Aug '14 12:23:25 PM aerojockey
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* EngagingConversation: Orlando gets engaged to Bonthrop [[spoiler:a few minutes after they meet]].


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* OverlyLongName: Seems to be common with people Orlando is romantically linked with
** Princess Maroucha Stanilovska Dagmar Natasha Iliana Romanovitch
** Lady Margaret O'Brien O'Dare O'Reilly Tyrconnel
** Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine, Esquire


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* [[ShesGotLegs (S)he's Got Legs]]: The narrator frequently comments on the shapeliness of Orlando's legs and all the characters checking them out; and, in a slight inversion, does it much more often for Male!Orlando than Female!Orlando.
22nd Apr '13 1:25:23 PM JIKTV
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''Orlando'' was made into a movie starring TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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''Orlando'' was made into a movie starring TildaSwinton in 1992, and adapted into a play by Sarah Ruhl in 2010. Notably, the character is also featured prominently in Creator/AlanMoore's ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
22nd Apr '13 1:25:00 PM JIKTV
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''Orlando: A Biography'' is a fictional biography by VirginiaWoolf. The novel follows Orlando, who starts out as a young nobleman during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and follows his love affair with a Russian princess, his ambassadorship in the East, and his [[GenderBender spontaneous sex-change]] and life afterward as a woman. Despite living from the 16th through the 20th centuries, Orlando is 36 when the novel ends in the present day (well, October 11, 1928, but that was the present when it was written). The various themes of the novel, including gender, literature and poetry, and the passage of time, are explored by Orlando's experiences with these subjects.

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''Orlando: A Biography'' is a fictional biography by VirginiaWoolf.Creator/VirginiaWoolf. The novel follows Orlando, who starts out as a young nobleman during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and follows his love affair with a Russian princess, his ambassadorship in the East, and his [[GenderBender spontaneous sex-change]] and life afterward as a woman. Despite living from the 16th through the 20th centuries, Orlando is 36 when the novel ends in the present day (well, October 11, 1928, but that was the present when it was written). The various themes of the novel, including gender, literature and poetry, and the passage of time, are explored by Orlando's experiences with these subjects.
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