King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare. It is a classic tragedy — many say it is one of his best works ever. It is about King Lear who goes mad after wrongly giving away his estate. Why did he do this? Because of flattery.
(Image: “King Lear and the Fool in the Storm” by William Dyce on Wikipedia, Public Domain)
Read Act 1, Scene 1: King Lear's palace.