A lousy daddy, that King Lear. A real crumb bum. Through five long acts of Shakespeare's finest play, Lear nastily foments family squabbles, property disputes, madness, war, murder and suicide. He destroys his entire family and leaves his kingdom in ruins. Only at the end of his ego-driven life does Lear realize his mistakes, but alas, it's too late to fix them, so he shouts angrily at the gods and drops stone dead, cradling the corpse of his... More >>>