King Lear: (Annotated Edition)
Independently Published, 2020 M08 27 - 139 pages
Elderly King Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters: Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. He promises the largest portion of the kingdom to the daughter who best expresses her affection for him. Goneril and Regan both deliver wildly embellished speeches. Cordelia, Lear's favorite, speaks the simple truth and is banished for it.Impressed by Cordelia's actions, the King of France offers to marry her and wage war against her sisters. Goneril turns against Lear, cutting the number of his followers in half. Lear seeks comfort from Regan, who admonishes him and suggests he apologize to Goneril. Distraught, Lear ventures out onto a storm-swept heath with his Fool and the disguised Earl of Kent, whom Lear had earlier banished.