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Re: King Lear's Daughters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1298  Monday, 13 May 2002

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Friday, 10 May 2002 14:50:04 -0500
Subject: 13.1253 Re: King Lear's Daughters
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1253 Re: King Lear's Daughters

Edmund Taft comments,

> 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?

I don't wish to pick (or nitpick) an argument, "30's" subtracted from 80
leaves "40's" which is not the slightest old to be fathering
children."20's" and "50's" make the possibility less likely, of course,
but by no means impossible -- nor even later.

As one who knows,
don

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