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Kent in K. Lear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0039  Monday, 8 January 2001

From:           R. Schmeeckle <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Jan 2001 13:22:49 -0800 (PST)

I encountered an interpretation of the ending of Lear in which Kent was
regarded as committing suicide at the end.  It seemed preposterous,
although the lines are quite ambiguous, and there were no stage
directions in the Norton Shakespeare.

That left me with the question of what does happen to him.  He could die
from wounds suffered.  How do directors treat this in their productions?

Any feedback would be appreciated, and also any references to written
materials that deal with this question.

     Roger Schmeeckle

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