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King Lear

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King Lear by William Shakespeare | Summary & Analysis

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King Lear - A Complete Analysis (Shakespeare's Works Explained)

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Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's King Lear summary

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King Lear (Shakespeare) – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis

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KING LEAR BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - ANIMATED PLAY SUMMARY

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors.
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