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By william shakespeare about king lear king lear summary character list act i act ii act iii act iv act v about shakespearean theater: related links quiz 1 quiz 2 citations. Literature network » william shakespeare » king lear » act 5 scene iii shakespeare wrote over 150 sonnets. King lear is a tragedy written by william shakespeare it depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters.