The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0336 Friday, 6 February 2004
Date: Friday, 6 Feb 2004 00:44:42 -0800
Subject: King Lear, in Three Words
Soames Forsyte, a main character in the "Forsyte Saga" Series II, goes
to the theater to see King Lear and, as the NYTimes says, "Soames
testily sums up the plot this way: 'Father, daughters, inheritance. The
The three-part series begins on PBS Masterpiece Theatre this Sunday.
Soames, although often detestable, was in the first series in 2002 a
fascinating character in the style of some Shakespeare protagonists like
Richard III: What *will* he do, what fresh outrage will he commit next?
NYT preview at http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/06/arts/television/06TVWK.html
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