Plays Directory : King Lear

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  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Lear, the elderly king of Britain, decides to divide his kingdom
    between his three daughters, and announces that the greatest share
    will go to whoever 'doth love us the most'. Goneril and Regan make
    lavish proclamations of their love, but Cordelia, Lear's youngest and
    dearest, refuses to play the game. She is disinherited for her pains.
    The Earl of Gloucester, meanwhile, is learning of a plot by his son
    Edgar to kill him. Although the non-existent plot is in fact the
    fabrication of his bastard son Edmund, the rightful heir is forced to
    flee for his life.
    Lear, expecting to enjoy the hospitality of the new queens, instead
    quarrels with both and ends up raging at their treachery upon a
    storm-swept heath. Taking shelter, he and his tiny band of followers
    encounter Edgar, now disguised as Tom, a mad beggar.
    Goneril and Regan, perceiving their increasingly unbalanced father as
    a threat, plot against his life. When Gloucester tips off his former
    sovereign, he is betrayed by Edmund, and is punished by having his
    eyes put out.
    Cordelia returns from exile with a French invasion force, and is
    reunited and reconciled with her father. Although she loses the
    ensuing battle and is subsequently hanged, there is strife in the
    victorious British ranks: Goneril poisons Regan for the love of
    Edmund, and takes her own life when Edmund is killed by the avenging
    Edgar.
    Lear at last finds peace, cradling the body of his beloved Cordelia as he dies.

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12 known characters

16 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Ade Bademosi
Ade Bademosi
Actor
2019, Duke of Albany
Stockwell Playhouse
Dinos Psychogios
2017, Duke of Albany
Theatro Technis
Daniel Reid-Walters
2017, Duke of Albany
Matthew Gordon
2017, Duke of Albany
Alexandra Park, Manchester
Andrew P Stephen
2017, Duke of Albany
St John's College Gardens
Luke Owen
Luke Owen
Actor
2016, Duke of Albany
Adam Jefferys
2016, Duke of Albany
Marlon Ryan
Marlon Ryan
Actor
2015, Albany (A Scene)
Simon Chappell
2015, Duke of Albany
The Rose Playhouse
Brian Merry
Brian Merry
Actor
2015, Duke of Albany
Peckham Asylum
David Parton
David Parton
Actor
2015, Albany
Tour
Jack Harris
Jack Harris
Actor
2014, Albany
William Simpson
2014, Albany
Theatro Technis
Daniel Bunton
2014, Albany
Balmoral Beach
Edward Simpson
2014, Duke of Albany
Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson
Actor
2013, Albany
Arts Educational
Stephen MacNeice
2013, Albany
Greenwich Theatre
Tom Slatter
Tom Slatter
Actor
2012, Albany
The Space
Lance Fuller
Lance Fuller
Voice Over: American - Standard
2012, Albany
Mark Lisseman
2012, Duke of Albany
Rose Theatre

Alternative Names

King Lear (adaptation)