William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1608 [1619] - p.B2rof the second quarto..

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Date:1619

Description:An eternal theme - bastardy and legitimacy in Shakespeare.

Edmund’s evil nature is presented immediately he is alone with the audience. The conflict between legitimate and illegitimate children is one of the human themes that Shakespeare explores in this play.

Full title: William Shakespeare, his true chronicle history of the life and death of King Lear and his three daughters. As was plaid before the Kings Majesty, [London], printed [by William Jaggard] for Nathaniel Butter, 1608 [1619].


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1570s
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1590s
Church of England, Booke of Common Prayer, 1596 - binding view
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1610s
William Shakespeare, Quartos, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600 [1619] - Theseus goes hunting, p.F4v.
William Shakespeare, Quartos, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600 [1619] - Theseus goes hunting, p.F4v.

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