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  • Title: King Lear (Quarto 1, 1608)
  • Editor: Michael Best
  • Textual editors: James D. Mardock, Eric Rasmussen
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-463-9

    Copyright Michael Best. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Michael Best
    Not Peer Reviewed

    King Lear (Quarto 1, 1608)

    M. William Shak-speare:
    H I S
    True Chronicle Historie of the life and
    death of King LEAR and his three
    With the vnfortunate life of Edgar, sonne
    and heire to the Earle of Gloster, and his
    sullen and assumed humor of
    TOM of Bedlam:
    As it was played before the King's Maiestie at Whitehall vpon
    S.Stephans night in Christmas Hollidayes.
    By his Maiesties seruants playing vsually at the Gloabe
    on the Bancke-side.
    Printed for Nathaniel Butter, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls
    Church-yard at the signe of the Pide Bull neere
    St. Austins Gate. 1608.