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“O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars.Are in the poorest thing superfluous.”

King Lear Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams —————————————– Act Two:  Edmund tells Edgar of their father’s anger and persuades him to flee, at which point Edgar decides to disguise himself as a beggar.  Meanwhile, Kent has attacked Goneril’s … Continue reading

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“In cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond crack’d ‘twist son and father…We have seen the best of our time.”

King Lear Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————— A couple of things to watch for and think about: 1.  Patterns of verbal imagery in the play, including those related to seeing, blindness and insight; the use of terms … Continue reading

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“Nothing will come from nothing. Speak again.”

King Lear Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————– MAJOR CHARACTERS King Lear of Britain Goneril, Lear’s oldest daughter Duke of Albany, Goneril’s husband Regan, Lear’s second daughter Duke of Cornwall, Regan’s husband Cordelia, Lear’s youngest daughter Duke of … Continue reading

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