... but Mr. Malone supposes , that Shakspeare is more indebted for his fable to " The true Chronicle History of King Lear and his three Daughters , Goneril , Regan , and Cordelia , " than to any other production .
Tate alters the Play of King Lear , and instead of suffering the good Cordelia to die of grief , as Shak- speare had done , he rewards her with life , love , and a throne . Addison , in his Spectator , condemns him for this ...
CORDELIA Mrs. Siddons . Mrs. Cuyler . Mr. King . Mr. Wild . Mr. Ledger . Mrs. Dibdin . Mrs. St. Leger . Miss Murray . ARANTHE Miss Tidswell . Mrs. Edwards . KING LEAR . ACT THE FIRST . SCENE I. An 6 REMARKS .
Hark, t ey approach . [ Exeunt Gloster , Kent , and Edmund . Enter Cordelia and Edgar . Edg . Cordelia , royal fair , turn yet , once more , And , ere successful Burgundy receive The treasure of thy 8 [ ACT I. KING LEAR .
Alas ! what wou'd the wretched Edgar with The more unfortunate Cordelia , Who , in obedience to a father's will , Flies from her Edgar's arms to Burgundy's ? [Exeu t. C ENE II . A Room of State in the Palace .
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The version of King Lear revised by Tate is not the real King Lear. It has been completely rewritten to give it a super happy ending. Wanting to get more familiar with Shakespeare, I read the whole play, not realizing that it wasn't the real tragedy. Very disappointed to find out after the fact that I read a counterfeit play. Reminds me of the Disney-fication of The Little Mermaid or the "Super Happy Ending" in Wayne's World.