King Lear Setting

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Lear's Palace

Lear’s Palace is where the play opens. This is where Lear divides up his kingdom and banishes Cordelia.

Gloucester's Castle

Gloucester’s Castle is where the Earl of Gloucester lives with his two sons, Edgar and Edmund. After gaining power over England from her father, Regan and her husband Cornwall come here to stay. Regan turns Lear away when he requests to stay with her, claiming that she cannot house all of his servants. Regan also treats Gloucester terribly here, including plucking out his eyes, despite the fact that she is a guest in his home.

The Duke of Albany's Palace

The Duke of Albany’s Palace is where Goneril and her husband Albany live. This is Lear’s first stop after handing political power over to his daughters, and where he first begins to realize that his daughters are undermining him. At Albany’s palace...

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