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William Shakespeare, King Lear

“Good reading....I liked it”

Written on: 17/11/2011 by Shantee (3 reviews written)

The only work of Shakespeare I knew till I read King Lear was Romeo and Juliet. I always thought that all Shakespeare’s books talk about love and may be a little bit of other themes too. What thrills me the most with Lear is his vanity. He is so proud that he believes what his evil daughters tell him and banishes his lovely Cordelia because she is honest and doesn’t want to say things just to please him. It is really similar to our political issues now. Those who have authority use… Read Full Review

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William Shakespeare, King Lear

“This production was specially produced to celebrate...”

Written on: 02/02/2006 by bahjan (5 reviews written)

This production was specially produced to celebrate Paul Scofield's 80th birthday in 2002. Anyone who thinks increasing age has lessened his powers to engage and enthrall, needs do no more than listen to this production. Although on audio, his presence and personification of King Lear is complete.

The direction and use of sound is subtle, and the supporting actors should not be thought of as supporting, as they all hold their own. The cast is starry but no lovey - Kenneth Branagh, Alec… Read Full Review

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