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Re: Kent
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0080  Monday, 15 January 2001

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Jan 2001 15:59:33 -0500
Subject: 12.0060 Re: Kent
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0060 Re: Kent

Moira Russell writes that "the description of Albany, stunned, 'holding
a crown that nobody wants' sounds too tempting for a director to pass
up."

Attractive, but not perhaps more potent than the final moments of Peter
Brook's stage version: Albany and Kent having followed those bearing the
bodies of Lear and Cordelia off stage, Edgar was left alone with
Edmund's corpse.  He stood looking down at it for a long beat, then
dragged it into the wings as the lighting, changing for the first time
in the performance, slowly faded, and the primary sound in the hushed
theater was the metallic "shushhh, shushhh" of the chain mail scraping
over the boards.  Awesome.

Tranquilly,
Dave Eve
 

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