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1

What did Joseph Warton say about the play?

"too savage and shocking"

2

What did George Orwell think?

"It is too drawn-out and has too many characters and sub-plots"

3

G.K. Hunter

"King Lear is generally agreed today to be Shakespeare's 'greatest play'"

4

Maynard Mack (1993)

"King Lear's world, like our century, is larger, looser, cruder, crueller."

5

G. Wilson Knight

"The play is a microcosm of the human race."