Of A Series Which Reviews The Plays Of Shakespeare In The Context Of Shakespeare S Life And Times Each Play Is Summarized, Using As Much Of The original Text As Possible The Main Characters Are Described Their Appearance, Their Personality And Their Motivation And The Illustrations Display The Characters In Costume To Help The Reader Relate To The Times In Which The Play Is Set This Particular Book Looks At The Download Epub Format ↠´ The Tragedie of King Lear PDF by î Jennifer Mulherin Play King Lear Book Review3 of 5 stars to King Lear, a tragic play by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 I enjoyed the play and then watched a few film versions My review will cover both the book and the film I saw with a bit of sarcasm and humor just to be different than all the other ones LOL Lear is an absolutely ridiculous character who belongs in the looney bin in my opinion He has lost all control over his life, his family, and his kingdom He is foolish, blind, and stubborn When reading the play, I thought Lear was some old king who couldn t take care of anything He was just plain ineffective After watching a few film versions, I whole heartedly agree Lear is still a vain, crotchety old man However, I did see some humor in him that I didn I ve read Lear many times, and, although I didn t learn much about the play this reading, I did learn a little about myself I have always loved the play, but in the past I found its injustice and evil nigh overpowering, its victims pathetically guiltless, its perspective verging on the nihilistic Now, though, I see goodness and grace everywhere in Cordelia s plain spoken honesty and love for Lear, in Kent and Gloster s loyalty, in Edgar s bizarre attempt to heal his father s soul through stratagem, and perhaps most important in the way Lear himself grows in understanding and compassion even as he grows in grief and madness The bad guys have their moments too the devotion of Oswald to Goneril, Edmund s tardy but apparently sincere attempt to save Cordelia and Lear s lives, and my favorite the heroic effort of Cornwall



King Lear, William ShakespeareKing Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all Derived from the legend of Lear of Britain, a mythological Pre Roman Celtic king 1973 1995 1339 200 1347 296 1373 1375 9644452518 1379 1380 1381 1382 1387 9789644452512 1391 17 1382 144 9647656408 1355 222 9789642131631 1393 58 9789642131631 1394 240 9786002531919 1394 64 9786008175170 King Lear can be read in various ways as a theological drama, as a philosophical one, as a supreme example of Shakespeare s intuitive egalitarianism or even as a melodrama lifted towards tragedy only by its superb poetry It is the most titanic of Shakespeare s tragedy.

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