CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017 M04 25 - 188 pages
King Lear is one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragic plays. The action centers around the title character's gradual descent into insanity after he gives bequests to two of his daughters. King Lear is still one of the most widely performed plays throughout the world. William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, is known for his many sonnets and plays that have stood the test of time. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. He married at a young age and had three children. At age 21, Shakespeare began to have success in his business venture, an acting company known as the King's Men. He also began writing at this time and would ultimately complete many of the most famous works in all of literature. Shakespeare's plays were well-loved from the beginning and even today his popularity remains unparalleled. The cause of Shakespeare's death is unknown, but he is honored today in Westminster Abbey in the Poet's Corner.