The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0063 Monday, 19 January 1998.
Date: Sunday, 18 Jan 1998 20:22:12 -0400 (AST)
Subject: Q: F and Q productions of _King Lear_
I have recently been looking at the differences between the First Quarto
and Folio versions of _King Lear_. The general conclusion regarding
their differences seems to be that the Quarto 'reads' better, while the
Folio 'plays' better on stage; my initial instinct is to agree with that
I am curious, however, whether there have been any actual modern stage
productions based solely on either of these versions (as opposed to the
usual conflated version). If so, I would be interested in hearing about
its success or failure. If it has not been done, I am curious as to
why? Responses on or off the list would be appreciated.