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Re: Lear's Map
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1584  Thursday, 4 July 2002

[1]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Jul 2002 08:03:19 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map

[2]     From:   Kenneth Rothwell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Jul 2002 12:14:15 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map

[3]     From:   Kit Gordon <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Jul 2002 15:44:09 -0500
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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Jul 2002 08:03:19 -0700
Subject: 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map

If Michael wishes to relive the moment, there is a picture of the *Lear*
set with map in the photos after page 48 of Marian J. Pringle's *The
Theatres of Stratford-upon-Avon 1875-1992.*  (Stratford-upon-Avon Papers
No. 5, 1993).  I should note that the purpose of the photo is to show
the theatre, not the set, but the map can be seen without great detail.

Mike Jensen

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From:           Kenneth Rothwell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Jul 2002 12:14:15 -0400
Subject: 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1572 Re: Lear's Map

For further commentary on Lear's Map and the RSC Barbican production,
see my "In Search of Nothing: Mapping King Lear," in Shakespere the
Movie, ed.  Lynda E. Boose and Richard Burt (New York and London:
Routledge, 1997), pp.
135-47.

Ken Rothwell

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From:           Kit Gordon <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Jul 2002 15:44:09 -0500
Subject:        Lear's Map

The 1990 production by Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre company,
which toured world-wide, and which I saw in Chicago, opened with a map
of England created on the stage with some sort of small red plastic (?)
pieces. Lear then drew the divisions on the map. Before long, of course,
with the initial disruption caused by Cordelia's response and then
Kent's support of her, the map was disrupted and soon the pieces were
scattered chaotically over the entire stage and no map at all remained.
I thought it was very effective.

Kit Gordon

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