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Duration: 0:08:11 | Added: 04 Apr 2018
Lear once spoke of 'this ludicrously whirligig life which one suffers from first and laughs at afterwards.'

This programme studies the intertwining of the laughable and the lamentable in Lear's work, examining how serio-comic forms of expression explore mixed feelings.

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