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Lear

Posted by sigismund on August 17, 2010, at 17:51:17

In reply to Re: Cordelia sigismund, posted by gardenergirl on August 16, 2010, at 21:58:24

Now that he's started on Lear there'll be no end to it!

My favourite passages are the curses
(You sulphurious and thought executing fires!)
but particularly the medieval feel of this one. Paul Scofield gets the tone of it just right.

>Let the great gods
>That hold this dreadful pudder o'er our heads
>Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch,
>That has within thee undivulged crimes unwhipped of justice. Hide thee, thou bloody hand,
>Thou perjured, and thou simular of virtue
>That art incestuous. Caitiff to pieces shake,
>That under covert and convenient seeming
>Has practiced on man's life. Close pent up guilts,
>Rive your concealing continents and cry
>These dreadful summoners grace.

If I was starting a band, that's what I'd call it....Summoners Grace.

The other of course is the prayer, the absolute centre of the play

>Poor naked wretches, whereso'er you are
>That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm
>How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,
>Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you
>From seasons such as these? O, I have ta'en
>Too little care of this! Take physic pomp;
>Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
>That thou mayst shake the superflux to them
>And show the heavens more just.


They are deeply moral passages, and the second one is as political as all sh*t.

 

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