This episode will examine the plot and why "King Lear" is a tragedy. William Shakespeare wrote a poetic drama; watch excerpts from Act I, scene and Act V, scene 3. Characters include Goneril, Regan, Cordelia, Earl of Kent, Earl of Gloucester, Edgar, Edmund, the Duke of Albany, and the Fool.
King Lear is a noble figure, who suffers a reversal of fortune, and recognizes the consequences of his actions. The audience is moved to pity and fear.
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Start to cheer and have no fear, because you'll hear the tale of the late King Lear. It may even bring a tear to your eye, as the Standard Deviants fly into the lies, spies, and family ties of one Shakespeare's most important tragedies. You'll learn the plot and whatnot, meet the king and other things, and greet the amazing feats of Lear and his buddies.
Length: 15 minutes
Copyright date: ©2005
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