King Lear critical quotes
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"One... [is] distinguished by regalia which set him above nature. The other is born naked, subject to disease and pain... Lear is stripped."
Frank Kermode says that Shakespeare portrays two types of Kings-
"Exposure is the very essence of King Lear."
Lionel Charles Knights what King Lear is all about-
"Lear slips into madness... [a] direct result of Lear's refusal to face the awful truth that exploded in his mind."
Hal Holbrook about Lear's madness-
"Lear's final discovery is of his need for Cordelia's love."
Lionel Charles Knights on Lear's realisation-
"a clown" says Shrimpton.
1982 Antony Sher played the fool as
"from the role of the Fool everything that is associated with clownery."
1970 Grigori Kozintsev removed
He omits the King of France and creates a romance between Edgar and Cordelia. Happy ending Edgar announces 'Truth and Virtue shall at last succeed."
Nahum Tate modified the storyline of KL
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