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King Lear

By Shakespeare, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950137
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Reproduction Date: 2006

Title: King Lear  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Tragedy
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: King Lear; by William Shakespeare
Historic
Publication Date:
1623
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
King Lear is widely held as the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies; to some, it is the greatest play ever written. King Lear abdicates the British throne, to divide his kingdom among his three daughters in proportion to their professed love of him. His plan misfires when Cordelia, his youngest and favourite daughter, refuses to flatter her father; she is disinherited and banished. This recording marks the 400th anniversary of the first performance of the play, on December 26th 1606. (Summary by David Barnes).

Summary
Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

Excerpt
Tragedy

 

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