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Then comes Steevens , who gives a better reason than all , why they are all wrong . DRAMATIS PERSONÆ . DRURY LANE . COVENT GARDEN . } KING LEAR Mr. Kemble . Mr. Cooke . DUKE OF BURGUNDY Mr. Dignum . Mr. Wilkinson .
Take heed , Cordelia ; Thy fortunes are at stake ; think better on't , And mend thy speech a little . Cord . O my liege ! You gave me being , bred me , dearly love me , And I return my duty as I ought , love you , and most honour you .
[ Rises . ] No , let it fall , and drench within my heart : Be Kent unmannerly when Lear is mad ; Thy youngest daughterLear . On thy life , no more . Kent What wilt thou do , old man ? Lear . Out of my sight . Kent . See better first .
Plain dealing is my trade ; and , to be plain , sir , I have seen better faces in my time , Than stand on any shoulders now before me . Reg . This is some fellow , that having once been prais'd For bluntness , since affects a saucy ...
Th'are sick , th'are weary , They've travell'd hard to - night Mere fetches , sir , Bring me a better answer . Glost . My dear lord , You know the fiery quality of the Duke . Lear . Vengeance ! death ! plague ! confusion ! Fiery ?
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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.