[ilds] King Leer -- nothing

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 27 17:36:29 PDT 2007


Ah, nothing will come of nothing.

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: Jul 27, 2007 5:31 PM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [ilds] King Leer -- nothing
>
>Bruce, for one reason and another, your message was blank.
>
>Bill
>
>At 08:21 PM 7/27/2007, you wrote:
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>-----Original Message----- 
>From: william godshalk 
>Sent: Jul 27, 2007 5:19 PM 
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
>Subject: Re: [ilds] King Leer 
>
>Thank you, Michael, for remembering that. I know that we havediscussed this before, but I could not remember that the original wasMacbeth which I think fits better if we see Nessim and Justine asMacbeth and his dark lady. After all, we learn later that Nessim andJustine are political schemers -- as are the Macbeths. Of course they arenot thinking of killing Farouk. Are they?
>
>Bill 
>
>
>At 08:11 PM 7/27/2007, you wrote:
>Macbeth.
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>:Michael
>
>On Saturday, July 28, 2007, at 12:39  am, James Giffordwrote:
>
>> What about the other question -- why is Darley reading KingLear?
>> He's hardly an old King choosing among his daughters based onwho
>> loves him the most, though he is torn between the poorlytreated
>> Melissa who loves him and the manipulative Justine who doesnot.
>> Either way, I'd be about as likely to carry a copy of _KingLear_ to
>> the sands for a romantic interlude as I would _AmericanPsycho_...
>>
>> I wonder if Durrell had listed a different play in a previousdraft.
>> In the Quartet he made numerous such last minute changes for atitle
>> or between names such as Blake and Keats.
>>
>> Best,
>> James
>>
>> On 27/07/07, william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>wrote:
>>> Justine , page 169:
>>> "A brilliant yellow patch on the dune showed up thecover of a pocket 
>>> King
>>> Lear which I had taken out with me and forgotten to bringback... ."
>>>
>>> My eldest son, Elihu, called me today to suggest that Learis a pun 
>>> on leer.
>>> Nessim has been leering at the lovers through his telescope,gazing 
>>> with a
>>> sly, immodest, or malign expression in his eye.
>>>
>>> Why is the cover yellow? Yellow is a symbol of jealousy anddeceit.
>>>
>>> Bill
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