Monday, May 03, 2004

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Appreciation of Jonathan Miller who amongst other things oversaw the televising of the canon on the BBC is the Eighties. In reference to a recent production of King Lear: "I'm very strongly influenced [in interpreting the play] by what [the political theorist Thomas] Hobbes said about the necessity of sovereign power. But I'm also interested in the concrete, grungy details of overdemanding fathers who want to hear their daughters say how much they love them. There's a wonderful moment, just after the king has gone raging out into the storm, and one of the daughters turns to the others and says, rather guiltily, `This house is little.' It's the most wonderful piece of suburban triviality."

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