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Transcript of Shakespeare
My Three Daughters,
King Lear - Storm Scene
Why is Shakespeare a
King Lear: Artistry
Created by: Jamie Aneshansel, Robert Billings, Ben Jaszczak, Anthony Nordman, Victoria Stack, & Dollcie Webb
Shakespeare was born April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Much of his younger years lie in ambiguity, but he is believed to have attended the King's New School in his hometown.
At 18 he married Anne Hathaway, 26. Their first child, Susanna, was born in May, 1583.
William and Anne had 3 children together, one dying at the age of 11.
Around 1585, William left for London to begin his career as an actor and a playwright.
William Shakespeare died April 23, 1616.
Slings and Arrows
Family vs. Relationships
Authority vs. Responsibility
Sanity vs. Insanity
Nothing is idealized
Nothing is simplistic
Depth of Characters
(Ex: Lear not just King. Seeing him slowly slipping into insanity)
Well Developed Plots
(Still applicable to today. Ex: sibling jealousy, loyalty to superiors, etc.
Diverse language and word choice
(description, puns, etc.)
King Lear: Insight
William's explanation about Lear’s soliloquy
Starring Gandolf as King Lear
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Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scald like molten lead.
They get sick of Daddy and kick him out into a horrible storm
Gloucester has two sons Edgar (legitimate) and Edmund (Bastard)
Gloucester is loyal to Lear
Edmund, through a series of evil schemes, gets his brother to run away and his father to hand over all his land and wealth
Gloucester & Sons
War breaks out between Reagan and Goneril’s kingdom and Cordelia’s French Army
Reagan and Goneril’s side wins and imprisons Cordelia and King Lear
Through acts of jealousy and hatred lots of people die.
In the End...
King Lear & Daughters
King Lear has three daughters
(Reagan, Goneril, and Cordelia)
Gives up responsibility and gives the kingdom to his daughters
Banishes Cordelia who runs off and marries the King of France
Lear then spends his time visiting Regan and Goneril with his 100 knights