It would be fantabulous to have some folks talkin' philosophy way up
here in the northern hinterlands and I would absolutely encourage
that -- and likely attend, too. However, frankly I don't see the
connection with King Lear. How much can one really debate King Lear?
It's really all pretty predictable, isn't?
There's no question of free-will anywhere in Lear, is there? It's a
purely deterministic reality he faces -- time after time after time.
He might wish he had said different words -- and not screwed
everything up or done a better job of raising his daughters -- but he
doesn't -- and he didn't -- every single time the outcome sucks --
and everyone's sad. We all wish for a happy ending, but
NOOOOOOO the very next performance -- every performance -- Lear
screws it up again and it ends the same.
So, should we actually do any philosophy talkin' in Boulder (or
anywhere up in the northern latitudes) maybe before watching Lear
mess it up again or after he does -- as we all know he will --
we could congregate and talk about something not quite so predictable?