“Nothing will come of nothing,” snapped King Lear at his one loving daughter, as if he had just been reading Aristotle.
His stage credits include Richard II, Hamlet, King Lear, Hedda Gabler, Crime and Punishment, The Seagull, and Terre Haute.
At which point he settles into his late memoir years, graying like King Lear.
There are three passages in King Lear which have been held to be additions made by 'the players.'
Then we can be no judges of tragic art, of King Lear or the Œdipus.
But in King Lear the indications are so scanty that the reader's mind is left not seldom both vague and bewildered.
Mr. Brown offered to accommodate us by etching this design, one of a series from “King Lear” which he had drawn in Paris in 1844.
This, if we like to use the word, is Shakespeare's 'pessimism' in King Lear.
Shakespeare has added interest to it by making it the password in the tragedy of "King Lear."
This same tendency shows itself in King Lear in other forms.
A tragedy by William Shakespeare about an old king who unwisely hands his kingdom over to two of his daughters. The daughters, who had flattered Lear while he was in power, turn on him; their actions reduce him to poverty and eventually to madness. His youngest daughter, Cordelia, whom he had at first spurned, remains faithful to him.