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King Lear

King Lear

  

by William Shakespeare

Current Events & Pop Culture

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Shakespeare Our Contemporary

Influential literary critic Jan Kott, who reads King Lear through the lens of twentieth-century atrocities (namely, the Holocaust and two World Wars), famously compares Lear to existential plays End Game and Waiting for Godot. Read most of the chapter, "King Lear or Endgame," on Google Books.