The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0519 Thursday, 1 June 2006
Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 12:13:46 -0400
Subject: 17.0515 What happens to the Fool in _Lear_?
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0515 What happens to the Fool in _Lear_?
So, stretching drafting dates for Lear even further backwards into the
abysm of time (then again, the Fool does come before Merlin), he returns
to somewhat kinder employment in Olivia's house (having, as Maria
reminds us on first greeting him, been missing for a while), reassumes
the name Feste and completes the song about "the wind and the rain" he
sang one chorus of on the heath. No wonder he gets pissed with Malvolio
for trying to get him thrown out from under that roof over his head and
ale in his belly.
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