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King Lear and ????

Discussion in 'English' started by samd, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. samd

    samd New commenter

    Just planning a new ALevel Literature course using the AQA B spec. I want to twin something with King Lear based on the unit focus of Tragedy. Any suggestions? I'm looking for an interesting modern play if possible.
    Thanks
    S
     
  2. samd

    samd New commenter

    Just planning a new ALevel Literature course using the AQA B spec. I want to twin something with King Lear based on the unit focus of Tragedy. Any suggestions? I'm looking for an interesting modern play if possible.
    Thanks
    S
     
  3. You could look at Sarah Kane's stuff- modern (and truly gruesome) versions of Classical tragedies...
     
  4. samd

    samd New commenter

    Ooh.. Sounds good. I briefly consider some O'Neill, but changed my mind. Thanks for your response.
     
  5. death of a salesman is the perfect modern tragedy!
     
  6. samd

    samd New commenter

    Thanks. I've considered Beckett's Endgame or Durrenmatt's The Visit.. What do people think?
     
  7. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    I wouldn't go for 'endgame' and I don't know the other play. How about Brecht? 'Mother Courage'? Or Ibsen?
     
  8. Streetcar - worked really well for me[​IMG]
     
  9. Not a play, but Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres is a wonderful book (set in modern times) inspired by King Lear.
     
  10. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    No good for AQA B, then. Has to be a play.
     

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