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Re: Cordelia and the Fool
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1789  Thursday, 21 October 1999.

From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Oct 1999 07:01:00 +0100
Subject: 10.1775 Re: Cordelia and the Fool
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1775 Re: Cordelia and the Fool

>In the King Lear directed by Giorgio Strehler  in Milano (1972 or 73, I
>don't remember exactly) the actress (Ottavia Piccolo) played both
>Cordelia and the Fool.

Given the constraints of the company, and the ease with which Cordelia
and the Fool can be doubled (neither being on stage at the same time),
wouldn't this be most likely what would have been done in the original
production?

Robin Hamilton
 

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