n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Not to puzzle but to provoke
King Lear - This Time it Hurts, Guy de Lancey (Dir.) : essays and reviews

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



The subtitle of Guy de Lancey's production of , "This Time it Hurts", suggests something of the bold rough energy that characterises this version of the ancient story of a king brought low by his rash decisions. It suggests too the mock portentous slogan of an action film sequel - one thinks of the sequels to (1988). De Lancey's is an impressively bleak and 'bad' interpretation of , but bad only in the sense of 'hardcore', unrestrained.

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