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King Lear, in Three Words
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0336  Friday, 6 February 2004

From:           Al Magary <
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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
usual thing.'"

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

Cheers,
Al Magary

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