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Lear

(lēr), legendary English king, supposed descendant, through Locrine and Brut, of Aeneas of Troy. The story of Lear and his three daughters probably originated in early Celtic mythology. Geoffrey of MonmouthGeoffrey of Monmouth
, c.1100–1154, English author. He was probably born at Monmouth and was of either Breton or Welsh descent. In 1152 he was named bishop of St. Asaph in Wales. His Historia regum Britanniae (written c.
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 claimed to have translated the story from old English records, and succeeding historians and authors, including Holinshed and Spenser, perpetuated the legend. It is best known as the subject of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, King Lear.

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Lear

headstrong and “full of changes.” [Br. Lit.: King Lear]

Lear

Edward. 1812--88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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Tomohrit, Athos, all things fair, With such a pencil, such a pen, You shadow forth to distant men, I read and felt that I was there: The poet remarked that Lear's landscapes afforded 'something of the glory of Nature herself looking upon them', and his lines in 'To E.
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Sony, which acquired rights to Lear's library when it purchased Columbia in 1989, had long been toying with the idea of rebuilding one of Lear's comedies around a Latino family.
In The One King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers sends his readers back to the late 1970s and the '80s, when a controversy raged over the claim that we have in the 1608 and 1623 printings "Shakespeare's Two Versions of King Lear," to quote the subtitle of The Division of the Kingdoms, edited in 1983 by Gary Taylor and Michael Warren.
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