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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KENT Is not this your son, my lord?  GLOUCESTER His breeding, sir, hath
been at my charge. I have sooftenblush'd to acknowledge him that now I am braz'
dto't. KENT I cannot conceive you.  GLOUCESTER Sir, this young fellow's ...
 EDMUND No, my lord. GLOUCESTER My Lord of Kent. Remember him
hereafter as my honourable friend. EDMUND Myservices to your lordship. KENT
Imust love you, and sue to know you better.  EDMUND Sir, Ishall study
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; no more
CORDELIA Ay, my good lord.  LEAR So young and so untender?
CORDELIA So young, my lord, and true. LEAR Let itbe so! Thy truth, then, be thy
dower! For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, The mysteries of Hecat and the
night;  ...
GLOUCESTER Here's France and Burgundy, my noble lord. LEAR MyLord
ofBurgundy,  We firstaddress toward you, who with this king Hathrivall'd
forour daughter. What in the least Will yourequire inpresent dower with her,
Orcease your ...