King Lear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n King Lear the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
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Usage

In literature:

It is in the overture to "King Lear" already, in that noble and gracious introduction.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Touchstone and King Lear, vi, 334.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The comparison suggested with 'King Lear' may illustrate the point.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
KING LEAR: 1608, A. for Nathaniel Butter; 1608, B. for ditto.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
King Lear, in the storm, is a landscape as well as a character study.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
An actor might wear such a beard in the play of King Lear.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Lear, King, story of, reduced to its bare facts, 11-12.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
If I were a great actor, I would as soon play the pantaloon as 'King Lear.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The world which has crowned 'King Lear' with immortality, keeps a lesser wreath for 'Wuthering Heights.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Shakspeare evidently makes King Lear use this word as a water-spout.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The play of King Lear shows it from the point of view of age.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
In "King Lear" the persons represented are indeed placed externally in opposition to the outward world, and they struggle with it.
"Tolstoy on Shakespeare" by Leo Tolstoy
Hamlet and Lear were repeated; Richard he acted once only, and by the king's command.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
About the same time, or if not in the same time, perhaps in the same year which saw the production of "King Lear," "Macbeth" was written.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The words in "King Lear," "Poor Tom," remain underlined by the surviving brother.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
Lear, King, in embryo, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
I had been to my first theatre, it was Irving in 'King Lear,' and now I was hearing about the stage from one who lived on it.
"Spiritual Adventures" by Arthur Symons
A similar accident has been occasioned by Edgar's description of Dover Cliff in King Lear.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Shakespeare has sympathy as complete for Shylock or Iago as he as for Arthur or King Lear.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
So ends 'King Lear,' the most stupendous of the Shakspearian dramas; and Kent, the noblest feature of the conceptions of his divine mind.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
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In poetry:

Not once again the fret of heart and soul,
The loneliness and passion of King Lear;
No more bewilderment and broken words
Of wild despair and fear.
"Sir Henry Irving" by Virna Sheard
Whirling of outer space, too black, too near--
But he was taught as a puppy not to flinch,
Much less to imitate his bête noire Blanche
Who barked, fat foolish creature, at King Lear.
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill
And then the king grew old like Lear—
His blood waxed chill, his beard grew gray;
He changed his sceptre for a staff:
And as the thoughtless children laugh
To see him totter on his way,
He knew his destined hour was near.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

It's only a reading of Shakespeare's " King Lear ," but the cast that Luna Stage Company and director Rob Clare have assembled could hardly be bettered.
' King Lear ,' 'Venus In Fur'.
NEW YORK – In the title role of the new Public Theater production of King Lear (* * * ½ out of four), Sam Waterston comes unhinged early and often.
King Lear and The Brass Connection.
Can you get the full measure of Shakespeare's " King Lear " without hearing Lear's verbal rage against the Gods.
Peter Marks reviews Synetic Theater's ' King Lear .
' King Lear ' Shown as Part of Series.
Peter Marks on ' King Lear ' at the Shakespeare Theatre.
Sources for King Lear : Sidney's Arcadia.
Background on King Lear .
Sources for King Lear : Summary.
Sources for King Lear : Holinshed Chronicles.
King Lear enters with his daughters, their husbands and suitors, and retinue.
William Shakespeare's unrelenting tragedy King Lear is widely considered one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works for the stage.
Interview with Sir Ian McKellen on playing King Lear .
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