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King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs. 23 Min.
User Rating
  3.5  Stars Based on 2 ratings

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King Lear is widely held as the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies; to some, it is the greatest play ever written. King Lear abdicates the British throne, to divide his kingdom among his three daughters in proportion to their professed love of him. His plan misfires when Cordelia, his youngest and favourite daughter, refuses to flatter her father; she is disinherited and banished.

This LibriVox recording marks the 400th anniversary of the first performance of the play, on December 26th 1606.


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King Lear voices
Reviewer hcarty25
 October 22, 2008
I really like the way the story is portrayed by the voices, but I do have one problem. Regan's voice is nothing like what I expected it to be. Regan is supposed to be relatively young, but her voice is awful for this part. It's old and groggy, and to be honest, very uncomfortable to listen to. This voice should definitely not have been assigned that part. A scary witch, maybe, but not Regan. I might add that the fool's voice is pretty darn annoying too.

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