A Stick-Figure King Lear: Act 1, Scene 2

King Lear
Dramatis Personae | 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5
2.1 | 2.2 (part 1) 2.2, part 2
3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 3.4 | 3.5 | 3.6

With all that court drama, let's check in with Edmund (a.k.a. BASTARD) and see how he's getting along...

Shakespeare writes great villains, and Edmund is no exception. He is charming, witty, cynical and so very much smarter than the people around him. He also starts off with a legitimate (ha, see what I did there?) grievance - being denied any share of inheritance simply because of his birth. He then goes a bit overboard in redressing that grievance, but you can't deny that he's thoroughly entertaining as he does so.

Also, Gloucester and Edgar? Both super-gullible. 

Coming up on Monday we have an extremely short scene introducing Oswald, everyone's favorite slimy flunky. See you then!

King Lear
Dramatis Personae | 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5
2.1 | 2.2 (part 1) 2.2, part 2
3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 3.4 | 3.5 | 3.6