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Note to King Lear, 4.2.63: "Be-monster not thy feature."


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King Lear,
Act 4, Scene 2, lines 63
Though Shakespeare's texts don't have much in the way of stage directions, he often writes implied stage directions, lines which require some gesture from the actor in order to make complete sense. I think this is such a case. I think that Goneril, to express her scorn for her husband, makes an ugly face at him.