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January 19, 2016

His friend says, “Great, I need something upbeat.”

"Imagine what it was like if someone’s favorite play was King Leir (that’s L-E-I-R, not L-E-A-R), an older play, which someone might have seen in 1590 and kept seeing in repertory for 15 years. He runs into his friend and he says, 'I love this play and there’s a new version on at the Globe. Shakespeare just re-wrote it. It’s that story about this king who falls out with his three daughters, the one with the HAPPY ending. You feel so good when he is reconciled with his youngest daughter, Cordella, and gets his kingdom back.'”

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 19, 2016 08:11 AM