and Regan reduce love to a word game, Cordelia reduces it to a zero-sum game.
can sue Goneril
for tortious interference with Cordelia's expected
Brown's analysis divides the play into two main parts, which he labels "the Rise of Edmund" and "the better half," a division which makes the subplot of Edmund, Edgar, and Gloucester essential to one's understanding of the Lear, Goneril
, Regan, Cordelia story.
The greed of Regan and Goneril
is closely matched by that of Southpaw's female relatives.
A drama rooted in "personal, physical cruelty" (81), this hallucination is also shot through with offensive sensuality, as Goneril
cheers on the Captain's brutality "with undisguised erotic enjoyment" (82): "More.
Gina McKee is stately as Goneril
, Lear''s scheming daughter aiming to win ultimate power over her sisters.
The play is the story of a King who loses his kingdom to two scheming daughters, Goneril
Gioia's sage reply hinted at the social benefits of art while still honoring the art itself: "I could come up with 100 adjectives for Shakespeare before 'safe' would be (he one I would offer [Regan and Goneril
Soon after inheriting Lear's lands, however, Goneril
and Regan turn against him, and Lear slowly goes insane.
Die oudste twee, Goneril
en Regan, gaan tot die absolute uiterste om hul liefde te bewys, maar die jongste, Cordelia, verseg om enigiets te se.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Regan, Lear's treacherous middle daughter, and Naomi Watts would have completed the cast as his eldest daughter, Goneril
, the eldest daughter, complains about King Lear's retaining the trappings of power after divesting himself of the kingdom, and the chaos created by Lear's knights, her sister Regan states:
It's also worth a look given that little-known director Joshua Michael Stern is set to make King Lear, with Keira Knightley as Cordelia, Gwyneth Paltrow as Regan, Naomi Watts as Goneril
and Anthony Hopkins in the title role.
In "Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare: Three Case Studies" (PLL [Winter 2007]: 45-67), James Hirsh underscores the allusiveness of the most famous sonnet in the sequence, "How do I love thee," by tracking the multiple echoes connecting it to an exchange between King Lear and Goneril
in Shakespeare's play (pp.
This is the animalistic world controlled by Edmund, Goneril
, and Regan.