King Lear

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Рипол Классик, 2017 M07 16
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William Shakespeare (1564 — 1616) A famous English poet, playwright, and actor. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". King Lear, a tragedy, written between 1605-1606, depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, an ageing British monarch. He intends to divide his monarchy among his three daughters, challenging them to to prove which of them loves him best. While two elder daughters play along, his youngest refuses to say anything. Her behavior enrages Lear and he banishes her forever, bringing tragic consequences for all.
 

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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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Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
41
Section 4
53
Section 5
68
Section 6
93
Section 7
146
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