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King Lear by William Shakespeare
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Sep 04, 11

bookshelves: drama, en, english, theater
Read from September 01 to 03, 2011

Un roi fou, deux de ses filles ingrates et ambitieuses, la troisième fille honnête mais rejetée par son père dans un excès de folie, de loyaux vassaux du roi, et des opportunistes...tout pour faire un des plus grand drame de la littérature anglaise. La folie du roi est parfois si grotesque qu'elle en devient burlesque.

A mad king, two of his ungrateful daughters, ambitious, the third girl honnest but rejected by her father in a fit of his madness, loyal vassals of the king, and all opportunistics ... everything for doing one of the greatest drama of the English literature. The Madness of King is sometimes so comical that it becomes riduculous :

"LEAR : Has his daughters brought him to this pass ?
Couldst thou save nothing ? Wouldst thou give'em all ?
FOOL : Nay, he reserv'd a blanket, else we had been all
sham'd.
LEAR : Now all the plagues that in the pendulous air
Hang fated o'er men's fault, light on thy daughters.
KENT : He has no daughters sir.
LEAR : Death traitor, nothing could have subdued Nature
To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.
Is it the fashion, that discared fathers,
Sould have thus little mercy on their flesh :
Judicious punishment, 'twas this flesh begot
Those pelican daughters."

Acte III, scene 4
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