Legend of Leir
Kind of Activity:
Students will compare Shakespeare's King Lear to the legendary tale on which it is based.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1
Shakespeare's King Lear is based on a legendary ruler of ancient Britain. (If Leir of Britain was a real, historical person, he probably lived around 800 B.C. However, there is little historical evidence for his existence and his story is generally assumed to be fictional.) In this activity students are going to read the...
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