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
An introduction to the Bard
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!
03 - Scene Study Act 1 Scene 1
The Love Test and the word ‘Nothing’. Lear divides his kingdom and abdicates responsibility.
04 - The structure and economy of King Lear
A look at the language in the play
05 - King Lear - Subplot, information and letters
Two stories in tandem.
06 - Scene study - Act 1 Scene 2
The Gloucester family storyline – Edgar and Edmund.