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Thursday 16 June 1994 | Uncategorized

First performed about 1805, King Lear is one of the most relentlessly bleak of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Probably written between Othello and Macbeth, when the playwright was at the peak of his tragic power, Lear’s themes of filial ingratitude, injustice, and the meaninglessness of life in a seemingly indifferent universe are explored with unsurpassed power and…

Monday 30 July 2007 | Uncategorized

King Lear, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series.  This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible…

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King Lear By William Shakespeare…

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Act I SCENE I. King Lear’s palace. Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND KENT I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall. GLOUCESTER It did always seem so to us: but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most; for equalities are…

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King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Leir of Britain. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear being played by many…

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Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare’s original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand “translation” on the facing right-hand page. All…

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King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological…

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Excerpt from King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts As warms my breast, if ‘such I find his passion, icart as grateful to his truth shall be, 1 A cold Cordelia prove as kind as he. Fly, and be safe some villain has incensed Our father against your life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes…

Friday 9 May 1997 | Uncategorized

In the first part of Foakes’s introduction, the editor examines King Lear as it is read in the mind versus how it is performed on the stage, analyzing historical productions and certain elements of the play that shine in performance but not in text, and vice versa. This section also explores how and why the…

Thursday 1 January 2004 | Uncategorized

Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, engage in violence, or try to alleviate the suffering of others. Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks. What, then, keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of…