... Shak- speare had done , he rewards her with life , love , and a throne . Addison , in his Spectator , condemns him for this ; Dr. Johnson commends him for it ; both showing excellent reasons . Then comes Steevens , who B 3 REMARKS .
Then comes Steevens , who gives a better reason than all , why they are all wrong . DRAMATIS PERSONE . KING LEAR DRURY LANE . COVENT GARDEN . Mr. Kemble . DUKE OF BURGUNDY Mr. Dignum . DUKE OF CORNWALL Mr. C. Kemble .
Our father's love is to the bastard Edmund As to legitimate Edgar ; with success I've practis'd yet on both their easy natures — Here comes the old man , chaf'd with the information , Which last I forg'd against my brother Edgar ...
My lord , you wait the King , who comes resolv'd To quit the toils of empire , and divide His realms amongst his daughters . Heav'n succeed it ! But much I fear the change . Kent . I grieve to see him . With such wild starts of passion ...
Now comes my trial . ... Nothing can come of nothing ; speak again . Cord . Unhappy am I that I can't dissemble : Sir , as I ought , I love your Majesty , No more , nor less . Lear . Take heed 10 [ ACT I. KING LEAR .
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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.