William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
King Lear (ca. 1605)

Things to Consider:


Selected Thoughts on Lear (From David Bevington, editor, Complete Works of Shakespeare):
Homework Questions: (See Q's for Part Two )
European Background:
412: European Drama:
419: King Lear:
Act One (See interesting essay on this Act ):
425: 429: 433: Act Two:
452: 460: Act Three:
463: 467:
Other Discussion Questions:
European Background:
412: 413: King Lear:
Act One:
425: 426: 428: 430: 432: 435: 437: 438-9: 441: Act Two:
445: 449: 458-9: Act Three:
461: 462: 463: 469: 471: 472: 473: 474:
Homework Questions for Part Two:
Act Four:
476: 477: 479: 480: 481: 482: 487: 488: Act Five:
497: 505: Back to Top

Other Discussion Questions:
Act Four:
479: 483: 484: Act Five:
495: 502: 503: Back to Top

More In-Depth Questions:
(Explain your answer by referring to specific parts of the play.)