The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0873 Thursday, 5 May 2005
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2005 03:58:05 EDT
Subject: New and Improved Lear
A mind is a terrible thing to lose. I cannot remember the particulars of
a particularly odious rewrite of Lear, in which he and Cordelia survived
presumably to live happily ever after. I believe this occurred during
the 18th century, and may have been approved of by Dr. Samuel Johnson.
Assuming I am somewhat correct, can someone enlighten me as to the exact
time, place, producer, and reception of the rewrite by audience and
critic. Thanks in advance. Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD
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