While we were in New York in January, we went to see a production of _The 39 Steps_ on Broadway.
It was a tour-de-force of clever stage technique, and quite funny in a sly, clever way–all the more so because it is exactly the same story as the Hitchcock film of the same name, but with everything slanted just enough to make you laugh.
I just thought of that because on the link in the Sandman story just now, there was a pointer to “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen:_Black_Dossier which incorporates elements of the same story.
I liked _Black Dossier_ much less than I did the other _League_ material. Just, you know, for what it’s worth.