The Tragedy of King Lear
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The Tragedy of King Lear

By William Shakespeare
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King Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. King Lear decides to step down and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When his youngest and favorite daughter refuses to compete and perform her love for him, he is enraged and disowns her. She remains loyal to him, however, though he slides into madness and his other children betray him.

Table of Contents
  • THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR
  • ACT I.
    • Scene II. A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle.
    • Scene III. A Room in the Duke of Albany's Palace.
    • Scene IV. A Hall in Albany's Palace.
    • Scene V. Court before the Duke of Albany's Palace.
    • ACT II.
    • Scene II. Before Gloster's Castle.
    • Scene III. The open Country.
    • Scene IV. Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks.
    • ACT III.
    • Scene II. Another part of the heath. Storm continues.
    • Scene III. A Room in Gloster's Castle.
    • Scene IV. A part of the Heath with a Hovel. Storm continues.
    • Scene V. A Room in Gloster's Castle.
    • Scene VI. A Chamber in a Farmhouse adjoining the Castle.
    • Scene VII. A Room in Gloster's Castle.
    • ACT IV.
    • Scene II. Before the Duke of Albany's Palace.
    • Scene III. The French camp near Dover.
    • Scene IV. The French camp. A Tent.
    • Scene V. A Room in Gloster's Castle.
    • Scene VI. The country near Dover.
    • Scene VII. A Tent in the French Camp. Lear on a bed, asleep, soft music playing; Physician, Gentleman, and others attending.
    • ACT V.
    • Scene II. A field between the two Camps.
    • Scene III. The British Camp near Dover.
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