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King Lear banishes his favorite daughter when she speaks out against him. Little does he know that the two other daughters who praise him are actually plotting against him.
Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, it explores themes of filial ingratitude, injustice, wretchedness and the meaninglessness of life with unsurpassed power and depth.
Original title: The History of King Lear / The Tragedy of King Lear
Genre: Drama and Plays→ English→ Elizabethan
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Complete Works of Shakespeare (1951) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: William Shakespeare
- The Akira Kurosawa movie Ran is loosely based on King Lear.
- Dear as Salt :: other texts of the folkore type 923, upon which "King Lear" is based, at D. L. Ashliman's Folklore and Mythology Electronic texts