2001

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2180  Friday, 14 September 2001

From:           Pervez Rizvi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 14 Sep 2001 10:33:45 +0100
Subject: 12.2159 Re: Globe Lear
Comment:        RE: SHK 12.2159 Re: Globe Lear

> _Lear_ is a play in which nature
>(the cold and the rain) is gendered feminine. Is a female Nature
>punishing and belittling Lear and Edgar in the storm scenes?  If so,
>why?

Don't forget that Regan's line in Q1: "Nature on [sic] you standes on
the very verge of her confine" is printed in F with 'his' instead of
'her'. The difference may be due only to an error in transmission; on
the other hand, it may not.

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