King Lear

Time Spent:

312 Hours

Characters:

OCTAVIUS, KENT, GLOUCESTER, EDMUND, KING LEAR, GONERIL, CORDELIA, REGAN, CORNWALL, BURGUNDY, KING OF FRANCE, EDGAR, OSWALD, Knight, Fool, ALBANY, Gentleman, CURAN, First Servant, Second Servant, Third Servant, Old Man, Messenger, Doctor, Captain, Herald

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. King Lear's palace. Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall. It did always seem so to us: but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most, for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety. Is not this your son, my lord? His breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am brazed to it. I cannot conceive you. Sir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault? I cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so proper. But I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account: though this knave came something saucily into the world before he was sent for, yet was his mother fair, there was good sport at his making, and the

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan