66 episodes

66 episodes to help you study Shakespeare's "King Lear" - including scene analysis with actor and director Alan Stanford, teachers and students sharing Leaving Cert sample answers, theme explainers, favourite quotes and the King Lear Quiz where (just like the Leaving Cert) all your favourite questions come up! Starring the students from Moyne Community School, Scoil Mhuire and St. Mel’s College, Longford, Carraigallen Vocational School, Leitrim. Compiled by RTÉ Radio 1's Drama on One team.

Lear in Lockdown - Studying King Lear RTÉ

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66 episodes to help you study Shakespeare's "King Lear" - including scene analysis with actor and director Alan Stanford, teachers and students sharing Leaving Cert sample answers, theme explainers, favourite quotes and the King Lear Quiz where (just like the Leaving Cert) all your favourite questions come up! Starring the students from Moyne Community School, Scoil Mhuire and St. Mel’s College, Longford, Carraigallen Vocational School, Leitrim. Compiled by RTÉ Radio 1's Drama on One team.

    01 - Why study Shakespeare's King Lear

    01 - Why study Shakespeare's King Lear

    An introduction to the Bard

    • 2 min
    02 - Two families Gloucester and Lear

    02 - Two families Gloucester and Lear

    There are two families in Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear – Goneril, Regan and Cordelia Lear and Edmund and Edgar Gloucester –and their fathers!

    • 1 min
    03 - Scene Study Act 1 Scene 1

    03 - Scene Study Act 1 Scene 1

    The Love Test and the word ‘Nothing’. Lear divides his kingdom and abdicates responsibility.

    • 8 min
    04 - The structure and economy of King Lear

    04 - The structure and economy of King Lear

    A look at the language in the play

    • 2 min
    05 - King Lear - Subplot, information and letters

    05 - King Lear - Subplot, information and letters

    Two stories in tandem.

    • 7 min
    06 - Scene study - Act 1 Scene 2

    06 - Scene study - Act 1 Scene 2

    The Gloucester family storyline – Edgar and Edmund.

    • 2 min

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