|[a] Lear's wrath|
Remonstrance 4 Remonstrance 5 Remonstrance 6
Remonstrance 7 Remonstrance 8 Remonstrance 9
I will be posting a methodical introduction to the concept of remonstrance in a few days, but let's start this series of posts about a very important topic with the best example of "focused critique" in Western literature. King Lear is a major role on the stage, and experienced actors understand that a peculiar kind of "pacing" is required of them. There is so much drama in Act 1, Scene 1, that lesser actors howl with fury at the court official, Kent (see below), only to have spent their thespian rage by the time the deepest of the later scenes take place.
|[c] Kent remonstrates|
|[d] Citizen Lear|
|[e] Focused Lear|
|[f] Lear Beginnings|