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King Lear Documents

audio King Lear (BBC version) Popular

Shakespeare's classic tale of treachery andbetrayal illustrates the consequences of evil triumphing over truth and the vanity of old age.

default King Lear (First Folio XML)

 

First Folio version (original spelling) in XML created by the PlayShakespeare.com Team

default King Lear (Q1 & F1)

Facsimiles of Q1 and F1 in parallel.

default King Lear Character/Scene Breakdown

Breakdown of all the characters, scene by scene, for doubling.

default King Lear Q1

First quarto facsimile of 1608.

default King Lear Q2

Second folio facsimile of 1619.

default King Leir

Performed in 1594, and published in 1605, this is probably a source for Shakespeare when writing his own King Lear, claimed by some as an earlier version by Shakespeare himself.

default King Leir (1605)

Facsimile of the original edition ("The moste famous Chronicle historye of Leire king of England and his Three Daughters") from 1605.

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