Opening sequence. As a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Dia plays Cordelia in a student performance of King Lear.
CORDELIA (to Lear): I yet beseech your majesty,–
If for I want that glib and oily art,
To speak and purpose not [OMITTED: since what I well intend,
I’ll do’t before I speak,]–that you make known
It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness,
No unchaste action, or dishonour’d step,
That hath deprived me of your grace and favour;
But even for want of that for which I am richer,
A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue
As I am glad I have not, though not to have it
Hath lost me in your liking.