I’m teaching King Lear to Beanie’s literature class this month, and part of my prep has been to watch as many iterations of the play as Youtube can provide. There are a few good Ian McKellan clips to be found, but what has really entranced me is the series of interviews and scene excerpts from the National Theatre production starring Simon Russell Beale. Absolutely riveting.
And the devastating Act IV, Scene iv.
There are 26 clips in the series. Only four are excerpts from the performance, but the interviews are well worth the time.
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“It butters no parsnips.”