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Re: Happy *Lear*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0876.  Monday, 6 November 1995.
 
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        Date:   Sunday, 5 Nov 1995 13:49:36 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 6.0860  Re: Happy *Lear*
 
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        Date:   Sunday, 5 Nov 1995 13:34:34 -0500 (EST)
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Date:           Sunday, 5 Nov 1995 13:49:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0860  Re: Happy *Lear*
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0860  Re: Happy *Lear*
 
I am giving a presentation on a paper I did on Lear where I used Jung's
conception of projection.  I said that the reason Cordelia dies is that while
living, Lear used her as a target for his projections, a mirror.  Notice--even
after she dies he asks for a mirror--albeit, to see if she have breath--but
even more so because he cannot bear to face himself alone--and yet--he must if
he is to ever be a distinct, separate individual.  I'm using this paper as a
start for my Master's Thesis--so wish me luck--and send materials my way if you
find anything on Lear!
                                Take Care-
 
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Date:           Sunday, 5 Nov 1995 13:34:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 6.0865  Re: Happy *Lear*
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0865  Re: Happy *Lear*
 
Just as a joke--to keep our minds off the fact that our English dept. may not
have funds to support new blood in the Ph.D program. A friend of mine who is in
the Women in the Renaissance class with me decided to come up with names of
actors who could star in The Tragedy of Mariam, Queen of Jewry.  This might not
be as funny as it was at lunch on Friday for Nick mimicked how each actor would
sound in the role of Mariam, of Herod, Salome.  He started out with an all
Lewis cast--Richard Lewis, Jerry Lewis, etc.  Jerry Lewis as Herod--"Helllooo,
Ladeee!"  Carol Channing he felt would make a great Salome.  I realize that
this is a Shakespeare listserv--but my motto is if you love Shakespeare--you
might be interested in his contemporaries as well.  It's a great play--the
notes at the bottom cite references to King Lear but it has similarities with
Othello.  My professor, Dr. Corthell chose those books in a sort of sequence
with pamphlets on women's abuse, etc.
 
                        Take care-
 

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