King Lear | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Overview

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Author

William Shakespeare

Years Written

1605–06

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

About the Title

Shakespeare took the title from an earlier anonymous play, The True Chronicle History of King Leir and His Three Daughters, Gonerill, Ragan and Cordelia, which was also a source of the story. The source play was performed as early as 1594. It was common at this time to re-work older stories and combine them into modern versions. We still do this today with movie remakes and "reboots."

Summary

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