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In the Quarto, the title page reads, True Chronicle Historie of the life and death of King Lear . . , while the Folio names it The Tragedie of King Lear, and places the play between Hamlet and Othello. The two titles reflect the resistance to fixed place that the play as a whole examines. The divided play begins with the ceremony of division. Goneril and Regan play Lear’s game and speak the language of public love modeled by Queen Elizabeth. But Cordelia, who is suffering a similar exhaustion as Lear’s, insofar as she has spent her life listening to her older, tediously verbal sisters and has spent her most recent days listening to two suitors ‘‘long in our court’’ woo her, answers Lear’s empty ceremony with an emptiness of her own.

The two titles reflect the resistance to fixed place that the play as a whole examines. The divided play begins with the ceremony of division. Goneril and Regan play Lear’s game and speak the language of public love modeled by Queen Elizabeth. But Cordelia, who is suffering a similar exhaustion as Lear’s, insofar as she has spent her life listening to her older, tediously verbal sisters and has spent her most recent days listening to two suitors ‘‘long in our court’’ woo her, answers Lear’s empty ceremony with an emptiness of her own.

The excavations did show that the playhouse must have been a 20-sided polygonal structure of 100 feet, a much larger space than originally anticipated. But because of complications with the location of the foundation’s footings, the reconstruction was moved to a slightly different location, approximately 200 yards from the original site. Thus, the reconstruction is based on true findings, but these truths undergo displacement before reconstruction begins – or perhaps more accurately, before reconstruction continues.

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