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Re: Kent
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0042  Tuesday, 9 January 2001

[1]     From:   Edward Pixley <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jan 2001 10:45:32 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jan 2001 10:02:19 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear

[3]     From:   Edmund Taft <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Jan 2001 14:21:56 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear

[4]     From:   Jeannette Webber <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Jan 2001 18:40:49 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear


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From:           Edward Pixley <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Jan 2001 10:45:32 -0500
Subject: 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear

The Joseph Papp production at the Delacorte Theatre, in the mid-'70s,
with James Earl Jones as Lear, had Kent simply lie down and expire in
front of our eyes, leaving a totally bewildered Albany holding a crown
that nobody wanted.  I found the effect stunning.

Ed Pixley

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Jan 2001 10:02:19 -0800
Subject: 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0039 Kent in K. Lear

Roger Schmeeckle asks what happens to Kent, and whether he might commit
suicide.

Kent's strings of life already began to crack when he threw himself on
Gloucester, in Edgar's account.  So he's dying anyway, and doesn't need
to take matters into his own hands.

Cheers,
Se

 

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