King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare.

In 2370, Miles O'Brien recalled a line from King Lear: "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods/They kill us for their sport." (DS9 novel: Fallen Heroes)

The quote, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child,” from Act 1, Scene 4, was used to introduce the story of TOS comic: "Prince Traitor". It was also used as the title of TAS episode: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth".

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Selected works of William Shakespeare
All's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItHamletHenry VJulius CaesarKing LearMacbethThe Merchant of VeniceA Midsummer Night's DreamOthelloRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewTimon of AthensTwelfth Night

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