Text / Script of King Lear a play by William Shakespeare
King Lear the play by William Shakespeare
Cast and characters in the play by William Shakespeare
Index of plays by William Shakespeare
Introduction - Full , free online text - King Lear
This section contains the free online text of King Lear the famous Shakespearean play. The enduring works of the great Bard feature many famous and well loved characters. The full online text and script of King Lear convey vivid impressions. The language used today is, in many ways, different to that used in the 16th century Elizabethan era and this is often reflected in the script and text used in Shakespearean plays. It is therefore not surprising that we have no experience or understanding of some of the words contained in the text / script of King Lear. We have therefore included a free online Shakespeare Dictionary for most of the more obscure words used in the script and text of his plays, some of which are obsolete in modern language or Dictionaries. Make a note of any unusual words or text that you encounter whilst reading the online text of the play and then check their definition in the free online Shakespeare Dictionary.
Script / Text of King Lear
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