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King Lear, I.2

Gloucester’s castle

  • Edmund
  • Gloucester
  • Edgar

Discuss.

13 Comments

  1. dale wrote:

    How to tell Edmund and Edgar apart:

    EdGar is the Good one. EdMund is the Mal(bad)one.

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
  2. Scott Stroud wrote:

    True…edmund is your typical villan..crafty and smart…and always loses at the end…where as edgar is edmunds opposite..trusting and honorable..and has to resort to sexual submissiveness w/ toach of madness to fulfill his all out goal..which is to be his fathers favorite and reduce his brother to nothingness..I hope I have toached on everything.

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Permalink
  3. marc wrote:

    Trying my best to get into this whole AP English method of scene preparation.

    Discuss.

    Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  4. dale wrote:

    I do not understand your reference to AP nor your disdain for online discussion of the project. It helps get ideas going before we face each other in the studio, or at least it does for me. YMMV, naturally.

    Friday, February 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  5. jeff wrote:

    Insert sarcasm and witty rejoinder.

    Discuss.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 12:59 am | Permalink
  6. dale wrote:

    Edmund’s sly treachery is the first flash of wit in the play, other than Goneril’s wry observations. I think he’s like Richard III in this regard–he’s very funny in his honesty, and it’s hard not to like him. I wonder if it would be doable to make the first part of the play as light and comedic as we can. Lear is certainly an idiot and fairly risible. I think we could keep the audience amused until we put Gloucester’s eyes out.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Permalink
  7. dale wrote:

    IOW: it’s all fun & games until somebody gets hurt.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  8. Scott Stroud wrote:

    I think the comedic start would be a grand Idea..there are some great lines from all the characters that I think could be hilarious if used right..and if I know who all is going to do this..I don’t think there will be a problem. 🙂 are we meeting this wed?

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Permalink
  9. turff wrote:

    Dale,

    I think you mean:

    “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”

    Yes, I know, but it needed to be said aloud.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  10. jeff wrote:

    Lear as comedy? Hmmmm … certainly a novel approach.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
  11. turff wrote:

    Although I think our intent would be clearer if we could get a drummer to do a little “badoom chick” thing every time we hit one of the “laugh lines”.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  12. marc wrote:

    Dang. I thought the AP English line was funny.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink
  13. turff wrote:

    AP English was one of my favorite classes.

    Friday, February 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink