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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Away! by Jupiter, Thisshall not be revok'd.  KENT Fare thee well, King. Sith
thus thou wilt appear, Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here. [To Cordelia
] The gods to their dear shelter take thee, maid, That justly think'st, and hast most
Gods, gods! 'tis strange that from their cold'st neglect  My loveshould kindle
to inflam'd respect. Thydow'rless daughter, King, thrown to my chance, Isqueen of
us, ofours, and our fair France. Not all thedukes of wat'rish Burgundy Can buy ...