For some time after her discovery, Goneril
enjoyed a monopoly among her siblings over this power.
For the multilayered provenance of the Goneril
story Melville may have been technically indebted to Plato's Symposium and Parmenides, both of which he had known since the early 1850s.(15) In the Parmenides, in A.
Regan and Goneril
have typically brief and malicious suggestions: "Hang him instantly" and "Pluck out his eyes" (4-5).
and Regan, wary of their father's vacillation in his weakened mental state, set about to establish their kingdoms against change.
We kept meeting behind pillars going, 'I can't believe what I'm seeing!'" Emma's portrayal of spiteful Goneril
is so skilful she almost achieves the impossible - making viewers like her.
Whereas Regan and Goneril
("reeking" [2.2.220] and "gonorrhea" [2.
Other stand-out performances include Kelly Hunter and Katy Stephen as Goneril
"Everyone is selfish," Goneril
(Okwui Okpokwasili) replies, not looking up from her book.
and Albany entered and took position stage left, while Regan and Cornwall entered and stood stage right.
and Regan, she argues, are trapped by the pressures on any monarch in this period: if they behave like tyrants it is because all early modern monarchs are forced by their situation to behave like tyrants on occasion.
Festival veteran Kenneth Albers will play the title role in "King Lear," opening Friday, with Robert Vincent Frank as Lear's Fool, Tony DeBruno as Gloucester, Ray Porter as Kent, former Eugene resident Maya Thomas as Goneril
, Catherine Lynn Davis as Regan, Julie Oda as Cordelia, Gregory Linington as Edgar and Jos Viramontes as Edmund.
Chamberlain's study of King Lear explores Shakespeare's use of this social anxiety and upholding of patriarchy in the disastrous inheritance of Goneril
, Regan, and even Cordelia.