The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0382  Thursday, 15 February 2001

From:           Marcus Dahl <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 15 Feb 2001 05:45:24 EST
Subject: 12.0359 Re: Lear's Estate Planning
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0359 Re: Lear's Estate Planning

Surely King Lear's division of the kingdom (which so many have sort to
explain in different ways) is merely a forgetful mis-reading or
under-reading of its predecessor King Leir which as Tolstoy rightly
pointed out actually makes sense. It strikes me that the debate about
'state' and 'unstate' may also not be wholly unrelated to this fact.
Shakespeare is not sui generis.


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