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The History of King Lear.

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The History of King Lear.

By William Shakespeare


NAHUM TATE’S REVIVAL OF ‘KING LEAR’ HELD THE STAGE FROM 1681 UNTIL 1838 (and later even than that in America) In the dedicatory epistle, Tate explains how in Shakespeare's version, he realised that he had found "a Heap of Jewels, unstrung and unpolisht; yet so dazling in their Disord…

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