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re: For Shakespeare Nerds: upcoming "King Lear" from NY Classical Theatre
Posted by: allineedisthegirl 04:42 pm EDT 06/04/21
In reply to: For Shakespeare Nerds: upcoming "King Lear" from NY Classical Theatre - earlybird 11:56 am EDT 06/03/21

"I think giving a story a happy ending, when the audience expects a sad one, has the potential to elicit a unique kind of catharsis."

The first time I saw The Winter's Tale (BAM, Royal Shakespeare Company, late '80s or early '90s) I was stunned by the happy ending. I wept.

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