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King Lear (1608)
by William Shakespeare
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PRATELEIRA EUNICE 1 LIVRO 121
A TRAGÉDIA DEFINITIVA SOBRE A VELHICE
Ao chegar à velhice, Lear, rei da Bretanha, se vê obrigado a dividir seu reino. A maior desgraça para um monarca atingira-o: para protegê-lo e garantir sua sucessão, nenhum filho varão, apenas três filhas mulheres, Goneril, Regana e Cordélia. As duas primeiras são casadas, respectivamente, com o Duque da Albânia e com o Duque da Cornualha, olhos cobiçosos por sobre as terras bretãs, enquanto que Cordélia recusa-se a casar, para permanecer ao lado do pai. Mas o assédio de estranhos pelo reino não é o mal maior do qual padece o rei. A progressiva dificuldade de discernir as atitudes e os discursos daqueles que o cercam, o embotamente da percepção da sinceridade e da falsidade humana e a suspeita errônea de onde viria a traição são os males fatais para o outrora grande monarca
I liked it but I’m ngl I did watch the play while reading, it helped a lot to keep a visual on the characters
Not my favourite play, but I did read it for completeness. A king, worn down by the trammells of office, divides his domain among his children and suffers from the flaws in his parenting. He is eventually reduced to roaming the fields and assailling "Deaf heaven with his bootless cries."
Spring 2018 -
Another read through of this one happened this year for teaching it to my Seniors. I enjoyed it about as much as normal. It's not my favorite of Shakespeare's plays, but I can definitely recognize and respect why it is on the top 35 texts references on the AP Lit Test.
(Also, I absolutely recommend watching Ran after reading it.)
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[Dramatische Werke] Shakespeare's dramatische Werke 11 König Lear. Troilus und Cressida. Ende gut, alles gut by William Shakespeare
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The Division of the Kingdoms: Shakespeare's Two Versions of King Lear (Oxford Shakespeare Studies) by Gary Taylor
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King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)822.33Literature English & Old English literatures English drama Elizabethan 1558-1625 Shakespeare, William 1564–1616
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The decision here is to incorporate both Quarto and Folio texts in one, with the differences clearly delineated. It's probably the best possible option for this play, and well done. ( )