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Kent, Lear's Bastard Son?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1702  Thursday, 7 October 1999.

From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Wednesday, 06 Oct 1999 17:15:17 -0400
Subject:        Kent, Lear's Bastard Son?

One of my students suggested today that Kent has a homosexual desire for
Lear, a desire which motivates Kent's extreme devotion to Lear.  And I,
rather tongue in cheek, suggested that Kent might be Lear's illegitimate
son, and thus in contrast to Edgar. I can't remember reading this
suggestion, but I'd bet that it has been already been made.

Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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