William Shakespeare's King Lear is a most miserable fellow. The British monarch is old, tired, and bitter--and temperamental to boot. And so, in a foolhardy quest to shed the responsibilities of running his kingdom, he pits his three daughters--Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia--against one another (and himself) with tragic results. Throughout five acts Lear rages against the mess he has wrought all around him, ignoring the fact that his own cruelty, intended or not, is at the... More >>>