The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2370 Tuesday, 03 December 2002
Date: Monday, 2 Dec 2002 22:53:14 -0500
Subject: 13.2360 Lear's Reflections, et cetera
Comment: Re: SHK 13.2360 Lear's Reflections, et cetera
H. R. Greenberg suggests that early modern musical treatments of the
story of David and Absolom might somehow play into *King Lear.* I know
of deeply moving pieces on that theme attributed to Thomas Tompkins and
Thomas Weelkes. But the story of an attractive young man led into
revolt against his father by a wily older advisor seems more relevant to
the second tetralogy than *Lr*--Edmund certainly does not need any
tutelage from Cornwall to betray his father.
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.