Humor of King Lear in German by Mark Twain

Humor of King Lear in German by Mark Twain is adapted from his book A Tramp Abroad [1880]:

One day we took the train and went down to Mannheim to see "King Lear" played in German.

It was a mistake.

We sat in our seats three whole hours

and never understood anything but the thunder and lightning;

and even that was reversed to suit German ideas,

for the thunder came first

and the lightning followed after.


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