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Re: Cordelia and the Fool
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1813  Monday, 25 October 1999.

 [1]    From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Saturday, 23 Oct 1999 15:55:28 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1796 Re: Cordelia and the Fool

[2]     From:   Alex Went <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Oct 1999 02:10:49 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1775 Re: Cordelia and the Fool

[3]     From:   Lucia Anna Setari <
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        Date:   Sunday, 24 Oct 1999 09:07:30 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1796 Re: Cordelia and the Fool


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Saturday, 23 Oct 1999 15:55:28 -0700
Subject: 10.1796 Re: Cordelia and the Fool
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1796 Re: Cordelia and the Fool

Carl Fortunato writes:

>It has been speculated that that was the case and that Robert Armin
>played both parts.  Under that idea, the Fool's closing line: "And I'll
>to bed at noon," would be delivered apologetically, for the necessity of
>leaving the play early (it WOULD explains the Fool's abrupt departure),
>and it would add great irony to Lear's "And my poor fool is hang'd!"

I don't get it.  Surely people go to bed at all times of the day and
night, without necessarily disappearing forever.

Cheers,
Se

 

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