Each King Lear soliloquy below is an extracts from the full modern King Lear ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original King Lear soliloquy followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each King Lear soliloquy is about:

Blow, wind and crack your cheeks! (Soliloquy spoken by King Lear Act 3, Scene 2)

O, reason not the need! (Soliloquy spoken by King Lear Act 2, Scene 4)

This is the excellent foppery of the world (Soliloquy spoken by Edmund, King Lear, Act 1, Scene 2)

Thou, Nature, art my goddess (Soliloquy spoken by Edmund, King Lear, Act 1, Scene 2)

Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth (Soliloquy spoken by Cordelia, King Lear Act 2, Scene 4)

More King Lear soliloquies coming soon!

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Barry Rutter delivers a King Lear soliloquy

Barry Rutter delivers a King Lear soliloquy on stage


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