King Lear - Domestic/Natural world
Terms in this set (10)
"Robes and furred gowns hid all. Plate sin with gold"
"Tearing off his clothes"
Trevor Nunn production - Lear was completely NAKED, reconnecting with his primitive nature, no social demands
"Unacommodated man is no more but such a poor bear forked animal as thou art"
Opposing view to 'The Great Chain of Being', which holds notions of order and degree
"I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scold like molten lead"
On returning to the domestic world, he reverts to relying on social constructs and shows he can't survive here
"This contentious storm invades us to the skin"
"O! I have taken too little care of this"
"My face I'll grime with filth"
He associates madness with nature, believes he is 'lowering' himself to nature
Declaration Scene (Trever Nunn production)
Facade of power
Financial language (lexicon of wealth) - "Her price is fallen"
Lear is surrounded by "attendants", center stage and raised up to show power
However, on the heath the staging is less rigid, he runs about, is let loose like a wild animal, unconstrained by power or social norms
"these white flakes"
A euphemism for Lear's stubble
Imagery of disintegration, dying from madness, cannot return to the structured world
"Humanity must perforce prey on itself"