Flashcards in The play in general Deck (5)
What did Joseph Warton say about the play?
"too savage and shocking"
What did George Orwell think?
"It is too drawn-out and has too many characters and sub-plots"
"King Lear is generally agreed today to be Shakespeare's 'greatest play'"
Maynard Mack (1993)
"King Lear's world, like our century, is larger, looser, cruder, crueller."