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Re: Lear's Reflections, et cetera
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2370  Tuesday, 03 December 2002

From:           David Evett <
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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.

Lamentably,
David Evett

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