6. Goneril, Regan, Edmund and Gloucester

Lear is Here dir. Wu Hsing-kuo, Taiwan, 2001

Chapter 6:  Goneril, Regan, Edmund and Gloucester

A very compressed version of the plotting of Goneril and Regan against Lear, the blinding of Gloucester by Regan and Cornwall, the daughters rivalry for the love of Edmund and their deaths — Goneril forces Regan to drink poison and then, after a line or two of lament in song, kills herself with a dagger.  The scene covers material drawn from nearly the whole play — from the colloquy between the sisters at the end of 1.1 to the death of Goneril, reported in the fifth act of King Lear.