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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Title King Lear [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : InAudio, 2020.
Made available through hoopla
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 16 min.)) : digital.
digital digital recording rda
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Series Cambridge school Shakespeare.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Edward James Beesley.
Summary "When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." King Lear has lived a long and difficult life as a king and decides that he wants to retire of his duties. To absolve himself of power, Lear decides to split his kingdom among his three daughters based on their affections toward him. While two of his daughters flatter their father and declare their fealty and respect, his third daughter refuses to flatter his ego and declares that she only loves him because he is her father. This disrespect causes Lear to leave her nothing. People in search of power can be duplicitous though, and as King Lear learns that the two flatterers were false in their declarations, his anger sparks a descent into madness that in turn sparks a chain of murders and betrayals that spread through many kingdoms and people rapidly. King Lear, while written with beautiful poetry and language, is dark and brutal, with lessons of loyalty and the value of family bonds that still ring true centuries later.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Lear, King of England (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Young adult drama, English.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Aging parents -- Drama.
Britons -- Drama.
Lear, King of England (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Genre Tragedies.
Added Author Bain, Elspeth.
Morris, Jonathan, 1954-
Smith, Robert, 1954 April 24-
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781094244792 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1094244791 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13967687
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