Edmund Traps Edgar, Goneril Spurns Lear
Host Dennis Leap continues his discussion on Shakespeare’s incredible tragedy King Lear.
In this podcast, Dennis shows how Gloucester’s illegitimate son, Edmund, lays a trap to steal his legitimate brother Edgar’s legal rights to their father’s estate. He also shows how Lear’s daughter Goneril spurns her father by encouraging her manservant to dishonor and abuse Lear with the plan to force him to go to her sister Regan’s estate. Why? Goneril despises her father, and she and her sister intend to banish him from his family.