King Lear Essay | The Value and Reception of "King Lear" Throughout History

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The Value and Reception of "King Lear" Throughout History

Summary: Discusses the different interpretations of Shakespeare's "King Lear" throughout history, including stage and screen productions.
"King Lear" has been subjected to various valuing and receptions throughout history, dependent upon the cultural and societal contexts, which exist at the time of production. Various interpretations highlight and value certain themes and issues which alters the reception and interpretation of the play and thereby influencing meaning. "King Lear" has traditionally been interpreted as an Aristotelian tragedy. This type of reading tends to underscore the main characters fatal hubris, whilst showing a progression from disorder, with nature mirroring the chaos of the tragedy. However a more contemporary reading sees "King Lear" being a drama on family dynamics and interactions. Both readings can be valued in different ways and by different responders.

Generally, an interpretation highlighting the Aristotelian tragedy closely examines how a fatal character flaw ruins a hero who is basically noble which brings about disharmony and tragedy. However, further...

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