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How is Edward Bond's Lear a modern drama?

I think that Bond's work can be seen as modern in a couple of ways. The first would be that it is reflective of the lack of redemption that is a part of modern works. Unless Shakespeare, Bond...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2011 9:35 am UTC

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Compare Shakespeare's King Lear with Edward Bond's Lear.

Edward Bond's approach is more overtly political than Shakespeare's. As a committed socialist, Bond wants to use the raw materials provided by Shakespeare to mount a withering critique of what he...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018 5:49 am UTC

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How do I compare Lear (Edward Bond) and Shakespeare's King Lear with regard to their treatments of sanity and insanity?

I haven't read Bond's version, but the best thing to do is to take both characters and make a list of things that are similar and dissimilar about the two. Don't think too much about it, just...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2008 10:48 am UTC

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Compare the theme of 'trials' in Bond's Lear and Shakespeare's King Lear. I am trying to compare the theme of trials...

I actually think that the subtext of the question provides much in way of answer. Shakespeare might not present much in way of trials and adjudication because Lear, himself, undergoes his own...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2011 9:15 pm UTC

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In Lear, what is the importance of the scene in which Warrington is tortured?

In Lear, there is certainly something to be said about the importance of Warrington being tortured. Warrington is a loyal to Lear. His loyalty, though, proved to be the downfall for him (but not...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2012 12:45 am UTC

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In what ways do Shakespeare’s King Lear plays and Bond’s Lear present extreme content?

I think that the manner in which Cordelia is presented in both works is fundamentally different and reflects how extreme content is presented. In this case, "extreme" can be seen as being...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 8:54 pm UTC

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