Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love vs. Nihilism in "King Lear"

Yours truly overacting as King Lear.

Over at the Christian Shakespeare, I've been given permission to reprint an essay from Logos by Shakespeare scholar Ken Colston on how sacrificial love redeems nihilism in Shakespeare's King Lear.  Colston sees Lear as a fully Catholic play, and unpacks its Christian elements, using C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton and Pope Benedict.

Well worth the read!


1 comment:

Asbury Fox said...

Another great article on King Lear:

Seeing Love: A Reflection on King Lear
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/seeing-love-reflection-king-lear