University Society, 1901 - 209 pages
One of the famous tragic plays of William Shakespeare,?King Lear?tells the story of the title character?s spiral into madness after abandoning his estate. The play is based on the legend of the Leir of Britain, a mythological Roman Celtic king. Today, it?s considered one of Shakespeare?s greatest works. The play was censored and banned from all English stages from 1788 to 1820 in order to avoid offending King George III?s alleged insanity.