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I Must Needs Read This Play Also

King Lear - Stephen Orgel, A.R. Braunmuller, William Shakespeare

When firste I heard mentionne of King Lear, I had no interest. But, as allusions to it filtered into my consciousness, I realized that involved three royal women and their father. Brilliant! Gender! Power!


And, now that I think about it, it has the markings of an evolved fairy tale. (Come on: THREE sisters; 2 evil and 1 good....justice is meted out....but not really.....tragically....whatever.....)


Also, Goneril and Reagan are just awesome names to say.