CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018 M01 29 - 132 pages
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 pre-Roman Celtic king. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship. George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TobinElliott - LibraryThing
While there's a lot to love here...the actual writing is a standout...overall, this one didn't click with me as much as some of the others did. Probably me and my personal weirdness, but I despised ... Read full review
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Edition: Arkangel Shakespeare King Lear had been one of my favorite Shakespeare dramas ever since I read it for the first time in my early teens in Bulgarian (I read it a few years later in English as ... Read full review