Of all Shakespeare's tragedies King Lear
IS THE DARKEST AND MOST SPIRITUALLY the darkest and most spiritually Grigori Kozintsev's powerful film of Lear first shown in the West in 1972 made a profound impression on all those who saw it casting a new ight on many facets of the play King Lear The Space of Tragedy is the diary Kozintsev kept during the shooting of the film Describing The Chronological Thought Process the chronological thought process the production There are three strands running through the book Firstly there is the theme of Lear and the author's day to day meditations on the characters and the play Secondly there are the author's reminiscences of the early days. ,
Download King Lear the Space of Tragedy The Diary of a Film Director,
Of the cinema in Russia in the twenties and Sergei Eisenstein with constant reference to the development of European theatre and the influence of Meyerhold Artaud Gordon Craig and Peter Brook Finally there is the story
Of How The Filmhow the film actually made with all the adverse weather conditions and CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES last but noteast how Dmitri Shostakovich collaborated to compose the musicThere is no single correct interpretation of the play Kozintsev asserts; each realization must be COLORED BY PERSONAL FEELINGS AND TRADITIONS HIS OWN IS by personal feelings and traditions His own is Russian influenced as it is by the egacy of the nineteenth century Gogol Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy For. Him the play symbolizes man on the edge of catastrophe Lear the emotionless despot renounces his power and in so doing becomes a human being In his wanderings he joins the ranks of humanity the tramps and beggars who are caught up on the tide of events which sweeps them
inevitably towards ruin and destruction It is the ultimate irony thattowards ruin and destruction It is the ultimate irony that having become human in his poverty eventually
finds happiness in his reunion with Cordelia only to have ithappiness in his reunion with Cordelia only to have it away from him almost immediatelyThis book will be of great interest to all those concerned with Shakespeare criticism and also to cinema enthusiasts and to the theatre world. .