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Pinter's Lear
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0428  Tuesday, 8 March 2005

[1]     From:   Herb Weil <
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        Date:   Friday, 04 Mar 2005 12:15:14 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0409 Pinter's Lear

[2]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Sunday, 6 Mar 2005 11:40:55 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 16.0400 Pinter's Lear


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From:           Herb Weil <
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Date:           Friday, 04 Mar 2005 12:15:14 -0800
Subject: 16.0409 Pinter's Lear
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0409 Pinter's Lear

There is a tape in Polish, but I have no details.

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Sunday, 6 Mar 2005 11:40:55 -0500
Subject: Pinter's Lear
Comment:        SHK 16.0400 Pinter's Lear

The announcement that Harold Pinter is to give up playwriting has caused
dancing in the streets of Britain.  However, the prospect of his yet
unperformed screenplay of 'King Lear' still harrows us with fear and
wonder. The challenge to the Education Department of the Globe Theatre
is clear.  If, as reported, their rendition of Othello can persuade an
audience to 'create their own designs for Othello's handkerchief,
"spotted with strawberries", using resource materials on Islamic design
created by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts', then surely the
merest whiff of a Pinterised 'King Lear' should have them scurrying to
knit sweaters for the treatment of senile dementia, scarves for the
discouragement of sibling rivalry and underwear for the prevention of
unnatural longings? The School of Traditional Arts will be agog.

T. Hawkes

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