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King LearAgnified to gigantic proportions We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability pride and perhaps wisdom one reason this most devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies is also perhaps his most movingThe authoritative edition of King Lear from The Folger Shakespeare Library the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers includes Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene by scene plot summaries A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases An introduc How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless childGood King Lear feared in his younger days has two in pagan Britain the inhabitants worship the numerous gods there hundreds of years before the birth of Christ the ancient ruler in his eighties can no longer govern well no stamina his mind is deteriorating uickly with no sons but three devoted daughters he believes decides to divide the kingdom eually between them but first the widower monarch needs to hear how much his daughters love himGoneril the oldest married to the weak duke of Albany is a vile mean jealous without morals woman her sister Regan just as bad the wife of the cruel duke of Cornwall they could be twins emotionally but hate each other with a passion as only sisters can the husbands are puppets in their endless conspiracies for absolute power Goneril and Regan shower the gullible king with untrue platitudes of endearment lovely Cordelia the youngest unmarried but has many suitors says she loves her father like a daughter should but the puzzled uite angry man misconstruing these mild remarks and he Lear banishes his child no land either for the former favorite but not before giving Cordelia to the sympathetic king of France as his bride he admires her nobilitywithout a dowry The Earl of Kent protests vehemently the sovereign's biggest supporter and he too is told to leave Britain at once or be executed the poor oblivious man has given away all power and benefits to his unworthy children no longer nowEvery inch a king Kent risks his life by staying in England disguising himself in order to help the feeble friend Lear becoming his loyal servant Caius protecting the confused mad king from his evil rival daughters many insults he Lear regrets his unwise gifts to them The very cold scheming ambitious bastard son Edmund the term fits than one way of the too trusting nobleman the Earl of Gloucester feels he deserves all the glory wealth and titles that his older brother the virtuous but naive Edgar who is continually kind to the half brother will inherit someday nothing is beneath him lies and deceit get elaborate making love to Goneril and Regan maneuvering forward to accomplish his desires and the contemptible goals he wantsIn real life there are no happy endings people live do good things or bad and then die the next generation repeats this eternal pattern until the final rays of the Sun shine for the last time and the darkness swallows the world This play by Shakespeare is one of the finest ever written it shows why the author was and is still the greatest writer to put down his ideas on paper

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Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude intensity and sheer duration of the pain that it represents Its figures harden their hearts engage in violence or try to alleviate the suffering of others Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks What then keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of its language King Lear is almost eually powerful when translated suggesting that it is the story in large part that draws us to the playThe play tells us about families struggling between greed and cruelty on the one hand and support and consolation on the other Emotions are extreme m 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's servant to intervene in the blinding of Gloster by wounding the vicious master whom he has served loyally all his life Goodness seems to triumph here even in the midst of loss and I no longer feel the evil to be overwhelming I merely bow my head in thanksgiving for goodness and tremble in reverence before the mystery of life

MOBI King Lear

READER ☆ DOC King Lear ✓ Shakespeare’s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude intensity and sheer duration of the pain that it represents Its figures harden their hearts engage in violence or try to alleviate the suffering of others Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks What then keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of its laTion to reading Shakespeare’s language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books An annotated guide to further readingEssay by Susan SnyderThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs For information visit Folgeredu I was lucky enough to be living in Stockholm when Ingmar Bergman staged Lear at the Swedish National Theatre in the late 80s and I saw it twice Bergman's take on the play was very interesting and unusual; he interpreted it as fundamentally optimisticObviously you're wondering why and in the hands of a lesser director it would probably just have been a piece of unnecessary perversity Bergman's reasoning was in fact not bizarre He saw the key scene of the play as the reconciliation between Lear and Cordelia; this was the one shown on the poster which was plastered all over town Everywhere you looked you could see Lear and his daughter kneeling holding hands and looking into each other's eyes with relief and joy streaming from their faces What Bergman was saying was that everyone like Lear has done horrible things to the people who love them most Usually they never have a chance to say sorry or receive forgiveness from the people they have wronged Lear got that chance just before he and Cordelia died so we should be happy for him Bergman directed the play when he was about 70 If you know anything about his life you will readily understand why he might have interpreted it this way It was an extremely moving production