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King Lear

King Lear was very good: Russian and serious, and also pared down to its emotional core. The devastation of the end reminded me of the devastation of Russia during the 2nd World War, and there was a definite Marxist edge to it.

Edmund was way hot, as he should be, and gave the impression of being a modern man parachuted into the middle ages: 'Thou nature art my goddess, and to thy law my services are bound. Wherefore should I stand in the plague of custom?' Lear was like a skinny and less sane version of Klaus Kinski (ah, I see I am not the only one to make this comparison)

Anyway, the cinema was very air-conditioned. When the guy said 'Poor Tom's A Cold', I felt like shouting 'So's mine!'

I took my daughter along, and we bumped into her English teacher going in - way to make a good impression.
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