King Lear  
Britain in Print
Act 2, scene 2 - lines 407-456
Pages from act 2, scene 2 of the 1619 edition of Shakespeare's King Lear. Introduction

In this scene, Lear suffers a number of shocks, the most disturbing being that his daughters, Goneril and Regan, appear to have turned against him. The section focuses on this emotional crisis point for Lear by examing both the language and staging possibilities of the passage.

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