William Shakespeare, Quartos, King Lear, 1608 [1619] - final scene

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Date:1619

Description:The end of Shakespeare's King Lear.

The differing texts of King Lear include changes in assignment of speeches to Albany, at the end of the quarto edition, or to Edgar at the end of the Folio text of the play, which alters interpretation of these two characters and their relationship to the king and his daughters.
See: King Lear, 5,3, lines 270-302.


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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