King Lear

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Read Books Ltd, 2018 M08 17 - 185 pages
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Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare's famous play, "King Lear". Featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare, it is a must for Shakespeare enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The play depicts the downfall of King Lear at the hands of his three daughters, amongst whom he divides the management of his kingdom as he approaches old age. Flattery and disloyalty soon reveal the misguided nature of his trust as his legacy sees its demise. King Lear has been noted as one of the greatest characters ever written by Shakespeare and is the play is popularly adapted for the stage. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world's most famous dramatist.
 

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This full-cast audio recording tells the story of King Lear who unwisely divided his inheritance based on his perception of how much each daughter loved him. We see how this leads to a life of ... Read full review

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I read (listened) to this after reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. I enjoyed both very much. Read full review

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William Shakespeare
A Hall in the Earl of Gloucesters Castle
Court Before the Duke of Albanys Palace
The Open Country
ACT III
A Room in Gloucesters Castle
Before the Duke of Albanys Palace
A Tent in the French Camp
TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED THE AUTHOR MR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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