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King Lear

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ISBN-10: 0671727664

ISBN-13: 9780671727666

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shakespeare

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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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Publisher: Washington Square Press
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of characters
King Lear
Shakespeare finds his story
Different views of 'Nature'
Justice in King Lear
The politics of King Lear
The Fool
Family relationships
The language of King Lear
Staging the play
Quarto and Folio editions
William Shakespeare