“ Kent : I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.
Gloucester : It did always seem so to us, but now in the division of the kingdom it appears not which of the Dukes he values most, for equalities are so weighed that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety .
-King Lear, Act I,Scene I
- 1619 Second Act.
- 1623 The First Folio.
Date and Text
The King’s abdication and the Kingdom division
The war among Cordelia,Goneril and Regan
- The Earl of Gloucester - The conflict between Edgar and Edmund - Duke of Cornwall’s death - In the storm…. - King Lear and Cordelia become reconciled - The battle between Britain and France - Sentence to death - The suspension of the execution - At the end King Lear and Cordelia die The secondary plot