King Leir

  • King Leir
  • King Leir and his daughters

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This is a legacy resource. It is likely to be difficult to use, and is now mainly of interest for the study of the history of text encoding or digital humanities.

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Text in capital letters

Speakers indicated in corner-brackets

All words not actually spoken have been deleted

American spelling converted to English spelling and normalised

Elisions and contractions have been expanded

Only very obvious punctuation anomalies have been corrected

Unique seven-digit key on each line is not related to acts, scenes, or lines of any printed text

OTA keywords


LC keywords

Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- King Lear -- Sources
Lear, King -- Drama
Plays -- England -- 16th century

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Source Description

Not recorded. (Originally published: London : Printed by Simon Stafford for Iohn Wright and are to bee sold at his shop at Christes Church dore next Newgate-Market, 1605.)


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from University of Oxford Text Archive printed records

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