Reflections on Shakespeare’s King Lear Part 4 – MP3


Recorded in Sonoma, California – April 7, 1990. This is a 19MB audio file approximately 45 minutes in length.


Under the theme of ’Worthy Stories confused with Dubious Plots’ this exploration of one of the later plays of Shakespeare follows the crisis King Lear’s abdication precipitates and the cost to extricate himself from the ‘plot’ in order to enter the larger ‘Story’. Using the insights of René Girard’s mimetic theory, Gil Bailie brings the inner dynamics of Shakespeare’s play to life. This is part 4 of a 5 part series.

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