William Shakespeare, Kiernan Ryan, Kiernan Ryan
‘The most perfect specimen of the dramatic art existing in the world’ Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shakespeare’s bleak and brutal tragedy begins when an ageing king, seeking a successor, rejects the young daughter who loves him and misplaces his trust in her malevolent sisters. In return they strip him of his power and condemn him to a wretched wasteland of horror and insanity. Set in a pitiless universe, King Lear is a towering, elemental masterpiece of fierce poetry and vast imaginative scope.
Used and Recommended by the National Theatre
General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by George Hunter
Introduction by Kiernan Ryan
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