King Lear: A Tragedy
HarperCollins, 2014. dec. 16. - 200 oldal
King Lear is driven to the brink of madness by his own actions when he disinherits his youngest daughter, the lovely Cordelia, because of her inability to express her love for him. Having divided his realm between his remaining daughters, Goneril and Regan, Lear is betrayed by his two foolish and deceitful children, and is left to wander the heath with only his Fool, his servant Caius, and the madman Tom O’Bedlam for company. Eventually reunited with Cordelia, Lear is too late repents his rashness, and must face the tragic consequences of his choices.
Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.
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Goneril, Our eldestborn, speak first. GONERIL Sir, I love you more than word can
wield the matter;  Dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty; Beyond
whatcanbe valued, rich orrare; No less than life, with grace, health, beauty,
CORDELIA [Aside] What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent. LEAROfall
these bounds, even fromthis linetothis, Withshadowy forests and withchampains
rich'd, With plenteous rivers and wideskirted meads,  We make thee lady: to ...
Speak. CORDELIA Nothing, my lord. LEAR Nothing! CORDELIA Nothing. LEAR
Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.  CORDELIA Unhappy that I am, I
cannot heave Myheart intomy mouth. I love your Majesty According to my bond; ...
... bent and drawn; make from the shaft. KENT Let it fall rather, though the fork
invade The region of myheart. Be Kent unmannerly  When Lear is mad.
What wouldst thoudo,old man? Think'st thou that duty shall have dread to speak
If for I want that glib and oily art  To speak and purpose not, since what I well
intend I'll do'tbefore Ispeak –that you make known Itisnovicious blot, murder,
orfoulness, No unchasteaction or dishonoured step, That hath depriv'd me of your