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How does Shakespeare introduce key themes in Act 1 of King Lear?

King Lear stands like a colossus at the centre of Shakespeare’s achievements as the grandest example of his imagination. The recurring theme of paganism is significant, especially since most of his plays are set against the backdrop of a Christian era in English history. 1,757 more words


Alternate Realities. . .

— From CB —

 Saturday we celebrated the 2nd birthday of Junah, our friends’ daughter. Sunday we celebrated Elizabeth’s 75th. Junah is luminous, shy. Elizabeth is luminous, less shy. 874 more words

Notes on Blindness

In the summer of 1983, writer John Hull went blind after years of slowly failing eyesight. He began to keep an audio diary of his experiences, and it is these diaries which the short film “Notes on Blindness” is based on. 390 more words

StSA--The Problem With Lear

To make up for the fact that I didn’t have a Shakespeare post last week, you get two this week — one tragedy (from last week) and one comedy (this week’s play). 638 more words


Chronosynclastic Infundibula. . .

— From EF —

The Goldberg Infundibulum. Or, if you prefer, the Chronosynclastic Variations.

There are times when I’m going along, minding my own business, and suddenly a word or a phrase comes leaping down from a low-hanging branch and snarls all its paws in my hair. 1,099 more words

Dissociations. . .

 — From EF —

A friend of a dear friend is doing studies in creativity for the use of young artists just entering their life-path. The previous one was about achieving creative longevity; the new one considers the process of decision-makings. 1,375 more words