King Lear

Posters, play texts, wooden swords, shields and daggers, and graphic textiles from William Shakespeare’s King Lear.
King Lear has inspired our range of graphic images using the quote, ‘come not between the dragon and his wrath’ spoken by King Lear in act I, scene 1 of King Lear. Set in ancient Britain, King Lear tells the story of love and death. The dragon, a beloved mythical beast of ancient times is commonly portrayed as a bringer of death, so who better to demonstrate this quote. Everyone loves a dragon, and so do we!