Exlibrises (bookplates)



King Lear

by Gennady Pugachevsky

121×69 mm, X6/10, 1995, op. # 66
owner (customer): Joop Peijnenburg

William Shakespeare: King Lear

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the «Bard of Avon» (or simply «The Bard»). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Leir of Britain. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear being played by many of the world's most accomplished actors.