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Re: King Lear's Daughters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1253  Tuesday, 7 May 2002

[1]     From:   Edmund Taft <
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        Date:   Monday, 06 May 2002 11:33:44 -0400
        Subj:   King Lear's Daughters

[2]     From:   Michael Shurgot <
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        Date:   Monday, 6 May 2002 08:41:35 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.1244 Re: King Lear's Daughters


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From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Monday, 06 May 2002 11:33:44 -0400
Subject:        King Lear's Daughters

It's true enough that Lear himself is 80, and his daughters seem in
their 20's or 30's. Doesn't this stress Lear's amazing virility and what
we today would call his "macho" personality?

Imagine what Lear must have been like in his prime!  As I recall, Edward
Alleyn married and fathered a child in his fifties, so it's not unheard
of, though it must have been rather rare 400 years ago.

--Ed Taft

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From:           Michael Shurgot <
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Date:           Monday, 6 May 2002 08:41:35 -0700
Subject: 13.1244 Re: King Lear's Daughters
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.1244 Re: King Lear's Daughters

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you. I shall use Nancy Charlton's info the next time I tackle WS's
most challenging fairy tale.

Cheers,
Michael

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