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Published: 07/05/2019
KS5 | Plays
13 pages

King Lear - context and family

This resource provides contextual information on tragedy, Early Modern England and James I, as well as activities on family, conflict and the character of Edmund. Each slide provides detailed contextual infomation on:

  • King Lear and Aristotle
  • significant contexts
  • James 1
  • anarchy
  • the divine right of kings
  • family.

Activities encourage students to explore the context in relation to conflicts and family, before an annotation task of King Lear's opening speech.

   

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