“I have full cause of weeping; but this heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws, or ere I'll weep.”
This compare-and-contrast resource presents eight versions of the ‘I will have such revenges on you both’ speech from Act II Scene IV of King Lear. In this pivotal moment, Lear finds himself stripped of the trappings of power and can do nothing but rage against his daughters, Goneril and Regan.
Performances date from 1974 to 2016 and include Ian Holm in an award-winning televised production from the BBC, Antony Sher performing the iconic role at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and Phil Davies in a cinematic reimagining of the scene as part of the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives collection.
Read our Compare and Contrast Guide for a list of questions and tasks to support your students as they watch multiple versions of key scenes and speeches available on DT+.