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A sudden strategem ... 6 years 5 months ago #1904

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The doc has more or less grounded me - not too much excitement and, combined with a 'between courses' week at work - 'Nothing to be done'.

So, browsing away this morning, I took a look at the opening of the 'sundry times lately acted' True Chronicle History of King Lear and his three daughters ...'


It was a trick - the how do you love me question - count out the ways and I'll give you everything.

And a trick specifically to catch out his wayward younger daughter.


She'd tell him more than the others and then he'd spring the trap - right then, do as I say - just as your sisters have done - 'marry the man today!'


Shakespeare wields the knife - he cuts the trick.


Surgical precision converts Lear from trickster to madman: Senility floods, like a sudden summer storm, the landscape - and grey clouds darken every horizon.


Again, the empty spaces - it's the gaps that make the magic - not what you explain - what you don't explain.

:P

http://www.elizabethanauthors.com/king-leir-1605-1-16.htm
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A sudden strategem ... 6 years 5 months ago #1922

akfarrar wrote:
The doc has more or less grounded me - not too much excitement and, combined with a 'between courses' week at work - 'Nothing to be done'

Why the grounding? And does this make you a groundling for the week? :?
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A sudden strategem ... 6 years 5 months ago #1924

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Makes me 'a grumbling' for more than two weeks! Bit of a heart thing - nothing too serious, I hope. Mind you, if it frees me up to muse around with Shakespeare, i shan't complain too much
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