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Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Preface)

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Preface: Cibber’s Preface discusses his method of distinguishing his work from Shakespeare’s, allowing us to see the mix of writers at a glance.
Page 1: The first act of Cibber’s adaptation concerns Henry VI – already murdered in Shakespeare’s…

Tate, The History of King Lear (Pages 66-67)

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Pages 66-67: Tate’s Lear ends with Lear and Gloucester alive and reconciled to their children, and Edgar and Cordelia jointly placed on English throne by Lear.

Tate, The History of King Lear (Page 63)

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Page 63: In Tate’s version, Lear turns action hero, seizing a weapon from the guards and successfully fighting them off until Edgar and Albany rescue him and Cordelia.

Tate, The History of King Lear (Page 4)

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Page 4: Cordelia’s criticism of Lear’s demand to occupy sole place in his daughters’ hearts is understood by Lear in Tate’s version as deriving from her love for Edgar.

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Pages 12-15)

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Page 12: The opening of the dialogue between Richard and Lady Anne in Cibber’s adaptation. Note the material is all either Shakespeare’s words (indicated by italics) or what Cibber calls “generally [Shakespeare’s] thoughts” rephrased by Cibber.
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Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (1777)

The Tragical History of King Richard III
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Excerpt: The 1777 edition no longer allows readers to see where Cibber has used, adapted, or added to Shakespeare’s text.