Shakespeare Made Easy is ideal for an introduction to Shakespeare. In each volume the complete original text is laid out side-by-side with a full modern English translation. Shakespeare Made Easy is intended for readers approaching the plays for the first time who find the language of Elizabethan poetic drama an initial obstacle to understanding and enjoyment. This series concentrates on the dramatic aspect of Shakespearea s works, enabling novices to become familiar with the plot and characters. The Shakespeare Made Easy series contains practical exercises to help students easily grasp the language, characters and themes of the plays.
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Act I Scene Alack Albany banished bastard Bless brother Burgundy Cordelia Curan daughters dead dear death Dover Duke of Albany Duke of Burgundy Duke of Cornwall Earl of Gloucester Edmund Edmund l Enter Lear Exeunt Exit eyes farewell father fear follow Fool fortune foul fiend France Gentleman give Gloucester Oh Gloucester's Castle gods goes Goneril grace hand hast hath hear heart heavens honour horses hundred knights husband Kent King Lear King of France knave l'll l've lady Lear Let Lear Oh Lear's leave letter look lord lt's madam master Messenger nature never night noble nuncle Oswald pity play poor Poor Tom pray Prithee rascal rogue servant Shakespeare sister speak speech stand storm suffering sword tears tell thee there's thine things traitor trumpet trumpet sound villain What's who's wind words wretch