King Lear. Quarto edition
English Renaissance Drama
Front page of a Quarto Edition of Shakespeare's King Lear
M. VVilliam Shake-speare, his true chronicle history of the life and death of King Lear, and his three daughters. With the vnfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his sullen and assumed humour of Tom of Bedlam. As it was plaid before the Kings Maiesty at White-Hall, vppon S. Stephens night, in Christmas hollidaies. By his Maiesties Seruants, playing vsually at the Globe on the Banck-side.
Printed [by William Jaggard] for Nathaniel Butter
1608 [i.e. 1619] The imprint date is false; actually printed in 1619
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