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Reivews of Miller Lear with Christopher Plummer
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0622  Monday, 8 March 2004

[1]     From:   Stephen C. Rose <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 Mar 2004 10:38:34 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   A Nice Read (Lear)

[2]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Friday, 05 Mar 2004 09:10:25 -0500
        Subj:   'King Lear': A Fiery Fall Into the Abyss, Unknowing and Unknown]

[3]     From:   Bradley Berens <
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        Date:   Saturday, 6 Mar 2004 10:02:39 -0800
        Subj:   Variety.com - King Lear


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From:           Stephen C. Rose <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Mar 2004 10:38:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        A Nice Read (Lear)

Nice To Read

Today's glowing Lear review in the NYTimes. For some reason it gave me a
warm feeling to read this review of the current Lear production not far
from where I live. Unfortunately, tickets were sold out even before it
opened.

Seems the Bard is in good hands in Lincoln Ctr.

Best, S

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Date:           Friday, 05 Mar 2004 09:10:25 -0500
Subject:        'King Lear': A Fiery Fall Into the Abyss, Unknowing and Unknown]

'King Lear': A Fiery Fall Into the Abyss, Unknowing and Unknown
March 5, 2004
By BEN BRANTLEY

THE question is posed in arrogance, but it sets off reverberations that
humble like an act of God. "Dost thou know me, fellow?" thunders
Christopher Plummer, who is giving the performance of a lifetime in the
title role of "King Lear" at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.

It is a rhetorical question, the sort of thing a somebody asks a nobody:
"Do you know who I am?" It comes in an almost throwaway moment in the
first act, when a still kingly Lear meets a ragged vagabond. Mr. Plummer
speaks with the swagger of a man who believes that anyone who knows
anything knows who he is. (New Yorkers, especially ma

 

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