King Lear

Hierarchical collection of pages (posts) for King Lear, including material for McKellen film, the play itself, background on the play, creative engagement with the play, educational material for teaching the play, and ways to have fun with the play.

Background on King Lear

Shakespeare’s Sources As was his general habit, Shakespeare borrowed his two plots from previous sources. Holinshed reported in his Chronicles (1577) a story that dates back as far as Geoffrey of Monmouth (1136) in which a supposedly real King Leir who ruled England around 800 BC divides his kingdom between two of his daughters, disowning […]

Background on Shakespeare

A Door Into the World of King Lear.  Are we inside or out? (from Iyart.com) Shakespeare Shakespeare was born around 23 April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon. He moved a hundred miles away to London in his early twenties, where he wrote 37 or 38 extant plays and some poetry that has established him as the finest […]

Education

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