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Issues in King Lear

Summary: Discusses two scenes from the play, King Lear. Describes how "King Lear" explores timeless issues that enable various directors to provide audiences with a range of experiences. Explores varied readings taken from King Lear, from Familial to Aristotelian to Marxist.
"King Lear" has been subjected to a variety of valuing receptions throughout history, dependant upon the cultural and shared contexts which exist at the time of the performance. Varied readings have been taken from King Lear, from Familial to Aristotelian to Marxist, and explore many eternal issues which have been interpreted by directors in diverse ways, during history, to provide audiences with a collection of experiences.

Explored extensively in the play, is the issue of `power and authority'. In Act 1, scene 1, Lear is shown deferring the responsibilities of the kingdom to his daughters, caring not for political issues, "tis our fast intent/ To shake all cares and business from our age", so that he may "Unburdened crawl toward death." This decision to end his reign by providing each of his three daughters with a third of the kingdom, relinquishes his authority and command which he previously...

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