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A guttural upstart whose behavior is so arbitrary and graceless, so jack-booted and ham-fisted, that audiences may begin by sharing the shocked embarrassment of his family and in-laws. . This Lear wolfs his food, hammers the table while he cackles at dirty jokes, and overturns the table in fury when crossed. He even belches in the middle of his farewell to his daughter. . And so another aspect of Lear is erased. ” Alan Brien, “ Openings: 30 Actors and Redactors their spokesman earlier (I,iv,54-78), Albany’s significant unawareness of what Goneril is complaining about, and Lear’s explicit description of his knights: My train are men of choice and rarest parts, That all particulars of duty know, And in the most exact regard support The worships of their name — had no existence in the play.

75 Richard Buckle, in The Observer, July 31, 1955. 76 “ Scofield is a Stalin . . a guttural upstart whose behavior is so arbitrary and graceless, so jack-booted and ham-fisted, that audiences may begin by sharing the shocked embarrassment of his family and in-laws. . This Lear wolfs his food, hammers the table while he cackles at dirty jokes, and overturns the table in fury when crossed. He even belches in the middle of his farewell to his daughter. . And so another aspect of Lear is erased.

The Fool would slither between them, recovering the cloak which Lear had given Tom, jealous that his function was being preempted. Synesthesia. We worked for a precise disorder of sense impressions. . 79 Some of the ideas here are fascinating. They would be superbly at home in King Lear rewritten as a tragic ballet. But the homely circumstance that the reader of this hypnotic account must not lose sight of is that, onstage for thirty-five minutes during the heath scenes, three sequences of elec­ tronic sounds — some “fierce, indescribably active,” one se­ quence a complete variable occurring “at unpredictable moments,” all the sequences overlaid by wild screams and ac­ companied by “incessant motion .

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