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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop
- Shakespeare Biography
Check out our biography on Will Shakespeare – a great resource for teachers and students.
- Are You There God(ot)? It's Me, Lear.
Compare our Waiting for Godot guide to our discussion of "Justice" in King Lear (http://www.shmoop.com/king-lear/justice-theme.html) for connections between Beckett's absurdist drama and the seemingly existential philosophy in Shakespeare's "bleakest play."