King Lear is a play about family, power and ageing. But, like all of Shakespeare's plays, it is also about so much more. In the following resources we will cover some of the themes that have been worked into the play.
King Lear is dominated by several important characters. These resources cover the main proponents in the play, along with the seemingly fringe characters who also have a great impact on how the play develops.
Shakespeare used a wide variety of literary techniques, wordplay and vocabulary to give his plays and characters significant depth. This resource exams some of these including his use of simile, imagery, verse and diction.