|King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1, Edwin Austin Abbey - and my son, the actor|
It begins, Act 1, Scene 1 -
comedic or tragic; the best have both.
A pinnacle role: youthful, manic, valiant -
it doesn't matter, other than a willingness
to toss comfort aside, embrace passion
which will vanish upon final curtain fall,
and a desire to carve an everlasting mark -
not so much for acclaim, but for truth.
by Margaret Bednar, March 2, 2016