Twilight Saga Notes

Through the Looking-Glass and Breaking Dawn

Through the Looking-Glass and Twilight

Down the Rabbit Hole

Wuthering Heights and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bella's Window

As You Like It

There are some very very slight resemblances between this play and the Twilight Series.

There is a shepherd named Corin in As You Like It and a Volturi guard with the same name in the list attached to Breaking Dawn.

In Act III, Scene IV, Rosalind and Celia discuss Orlando's reddish brown hair.

Ros. His very hair is of the dissembling colour.
Cel. Something browner than Judas's; marry, his kisses are Judas's own children.
Ros. I' faith, his hair is of a good colour.
Cel. An excellent colour: your chestnut was ever the only colour.

In folklore the red-haired Judas was the first vampire. Orlando, of course, is the romantic lead and not a red-haired villain. He has chestnut colored hair. Edward has noticeable reddish-brown hair described as bronze-colored and auburn. Victoria has flaming red hair.

As You Like It and Blood

Rosalind faints when she sees Orlando's blood.

Oli. Many will swoon when they do look on blood.
[Act IV, Scene III]

Although Bella faints during the blood-typing in Biology, there does not appear to be much of a connection between the play and the book. Still, Stephenie Meyer is such a Shakespeare reader that it is worthwhile to read him with some of her enthusiasm.

Red Hair Book List

Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, and Sexual Power of Red Hair, by Marion Roach

Judas: A Biography, by Michale Dirda

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Fagin is red haired and has fangs.

The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope. The character Melmotte, described as a bloodsucker, commits suicide. I don't see any red hair in the BBC adaptation with David Suchet.

Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann, has several appearances of a coarse looking red-haired man.

Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery. One of Stephenie Meyer's favorite books.