King Lear by William Shakespeare

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King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear played by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

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  1. - 11th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 17th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  3. - 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
  4. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  5. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  6. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  7. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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