Enjoying "King Lear"
- Hugh M. Richmond (see profile)
- LLC Shakespeare
- English literature, Teaching of literature
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- "King Lear," like all great tragedies, is surely designed to entertain and illuminate, not to depress an audience – as too many interpretations argue. Lear abdicates to ensure the future of Cordelia, from excessive love of virtue and justice, the violation of which initially drives him mad - with rage - but he progressively goes sane, learning true concern for others.
- This lecture was initially addressed to a Litquake Conference sponsored by the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning of the University of California at Berkeley, held on 10/14/15
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