My wife is as gay as Lady Macbeth, and my daughters as cheerful as Regan and Goneril
. I daren't sleep in what they call my bedroom.
Edmund allies himself with Regan and Goneril
to defend Britain against the French army mobilized by Cordelia.
To safeguard their privacy, I'll refer to them here as Goneril
, Regan, and Cordelia (collectively, the Menendez Sisters).
Melville returns to this problem in the narrator's account of Goneril
's letter to Edmund, which Edgar finds on the slain Oswald, does not have talismanic force, it at least galvanizes Edgar into action and eventual confrontation with Edmund.
Her early widowhood gives her some advantage over Goneril
in their rivalry for the person of Edmund, but she is poisoned by Goneril
, who then commits suicide.
, Regan, and Cordelia, but first he requires that they make declarations of their love for him.
Thompson and Watson, aka Goneril
and Regan, are played off against each other by Macmillan's Edmund, the illegitimate son of Jim Broadbent's Earl of Gloucester.
Sir Anthony takes on the title role, with Emma as his eldest daughter, Goneril
. Emily Watson and Florence Pugh play Goneril
's sisters, Regan and Cordelia.
For those unfamiliar with the plot, Goneril
and Regan are both victims of their father's tyrannical streak, whereas their much younger sister, Cordelia - the clear favourite - has managed to escape the majority of emotional abuse they shoulder.
Doran characteristically relies on a stalwart cast to deliver a potent and visceral take on a king losing his power and his sanity after banishing youngest daughter Cordelia, foolishly entrusting his kingdom to her sisters Regan and Goneril
What Shakespeare play features the characters Regan, Goneril