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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The barbarous  Scythian, Orhe that makes his generation messes To gorge
his appetite, shallto my bosom Beas well neighbour'd, pitied, and reliev'd, As thou
mysometime daughter. KENT Good my liege  LEAR Peace, Kent!
... onin myprayers LEAR The bow is 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 ...
LEAR Now by Apollo KENT Now, by Apollo, King, Thou swear'st thygods in vain. [
160] LEAR O, vassal! miscreant! [Laying his hand on his sword. ALBANY AND
CORNWALL Dear sir, forbear. KENT Do; Kill thy physician, and thefee bestow ...
Revoke thy gift,  Or, whilst Ican vent clamour from my throat, I'll tell thee thou
dost evil. LEAR Hearme, recreant; On thine allegiance, hear me. That thou hast
sought to make us break our vows Which we durst never yet – and with strain'd ...
LEAR Better thou Hadst notbeen born than not t' have pleas'd me better. 
FRANCE Is itbut this? A tardiness in nature, Which often leaves the history
unspoke That it intends to do! My Lord of Burgundy, What say you to the lady?
Love's not ...