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Reading King Lear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0371  Thursday 4 March 1999.

From:           John Cox <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Mar 1999 16:01:22 -0500
Subject:        Reading King Lear

Christopher Lehman-Haupt, the columnist for the New York Times,  has an
informative essay about rediscovering King Lear through cassette tapes.
The column appears in the online NYT for March 3:

http://www.nytimes.com/library/books/030399notebook-lear.html

What makes the essay informative to a teacher of Shakespeare is that
Lehman-Haupt had a hard time understanding the play until he read it and
listened to it a second time.  And this is a well-educated adult whose
profession is writing!  The story sheds light on the difficulties our
students face when confronting Shakespeare for the first time.

Cheers,
John Cox
 

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