A tragedy and a comedy feature in today's Three Panel Plays.
I'm always surprised by the body count at the end of Lear. I know it's a tragedy, but for some reason I never instinctively associate it with massive amounts of death, like I do Hamlet and Titus Andronicus. And yet, at the end of the play, there are ten corpses, plus a pair of enfranchised eyeballs. That's some serious tragedy.
"Guys, let's swear not to have anything to do with women for the next three years."
"Hey look! Women!"
Coming up on Wednesday: murder and mayhem in Macbeth, followed by sex and corruption in Measure for Measure! It's like an HBO marathon.
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