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How do we know when King Lear was written? And what sources and stories influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it? Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.
Dating the playShakespeare's sources
King Lear - A shifting landscape
Professor Peter Holland examines the diverse responses to playing King Lear.
Article: A shifting landscape
Every director will choose their own key moments in King Lear depending on how they are interpreting the play. Here, we've selected a number of important scenes.
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the stage history of King Lear from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.
RSC productions 1936 - 2007Stage history
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