King Lear

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an fawning and obsequious manner, his third daughter gets nothing. When he feels disrespected by the two daughters who now have his wealth and power, he becomes furious to the point of madness, he becomes tenderly reconciled to his third daughter, just before tragedy strikes her and the king. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors; the first attribution to Shakespeare of this play drafted in 1605 or 1606 at the latest with its first known performance on St. Stephen's Day in 1606, was a 1608 publication in a quarto of uncertain provenance, in which the play is listed as a history; the Tragedy of King Lear, a revised version, better tailored for performance, was included in the 1623 First Folio.

Modern editors conflate the two, though some insist that each version has its own individual integrity that should be preserved. After the English Restoration, the play was revised with a happy ending for audiences who disliked its dark and depressing tone, but since the 19th century Shakespeare's original version has been regarded as one of his supreme achievements; the tragedy is noted for its probing observations on the nature of human kinship. George Bernard Shaw wrote "No man will write a better tragedy than Lear." King Lear of Britain and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak, he awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken.

When it is the turn of his youngest and favourite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything and declares there is nothing to compare her love to, no words to properly express it. Infuriated, Lear divides her share between her elder sisters; the Earl of Gloucester and the Earl of Kent observe that, by dividing his realm between Goneril and Regan, Lear has awarded his realm in equal shares to the peerages of the Duke of Albany and the Duke of Cornwall. Kent objects to Lear's unfair treatment of Cordelia. Lear summons the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France, who have both proposed marriage to Cordelia. Learning that Cordelia has been disinherited, the Duke of Burgundy withdraws his suit, but the King of France is impressed by her honesty and marries her nonetheless; the King of France is shocked by Lear's decision because up until this time Lear has only praised and favoured Cordelia. Meanwhile, Gloucester has introduced his illegitimate son Edmund to Kent. Lear announces he will live alternately with Goneril and Regan, their husbands.

He reserves to himself a retinue of 100 knights, to be supported by his daughters. Goneril and Regan speak revealing that their declarations of love were fake and that they view Lear as a foolish old man. Gloucester's bastard son Edmund resents his illegitimate status and plots to dispose of his legitimate older brother Edgar, he tricks his father with a forged letter. The Earl of Kent returns from exile in disguise, Lear hires him as a servant. At Albany and Goneril's house and Kent quarrel with Oswald, Goneril's steward. Lear discovers, she orders him to reduce the number of his disorderly retinue. Enraged, Lear departs for Regan's home; the Fool reproaches Lear with his foolishness in giving everything to Regan and Goneril and predicts that Regan will treat him no better. Edmund learns from Curan, a courtier, that there is to be war between Albany and Cornwall and that Regan and Cornwall are to arrive at Gloucester's house that evening. Taking advantage of the arrival of the duke and Regan, Edmund fakes an attack by Edgar, Gloucester is taken in.

He proclaims him an outlaw. Bearing Lear's message to Regan, Kent meets Oswald again at Gloucester's home, quarrels with him again and is put in the stocks by Regan and her husband Cornwall; when Lear arrives, he objects to the mistreatment of his messenger, but Regan is as dismissive of her father as Goneril was. Lear is impotent. Goneril supports Regan's argument against him. Lear yields to his rage, he rushes out into a storm to rant against his ungrateful daughters, accompanied by the mocking Fool. Kent follows to protect him. Gloucester protests against Lear's mistreatment. With Lear's retinue of a hundred knights dissolved, the only companions he has left are his Fool and Kent. Wandering on the heath after the storm, Edgar, in the guise of a madman named Tom o' Bedlam, meets Lear. Edgar babbles madly. Kent leads them all to shelter. Edmund betrays Gloucester to C

Jeff Norton

Jeffrey Thomas Norton is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League. Norton was selected in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. Norton played for Team USA Hockey in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Alberta. Norton has played for the San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he grew up in the town of Acton and attended Cushing Academy, his younger brother, Brad played hockey in the NHL. June 20, 1993 – Traded from the New York Islanders to the San Jose Sharks for a 1994 third-round pick. March 6, 1995 – Traded from the San Jose Sharks with conditional pick in the 1997 draft to the St. Louis Blues for Craig Janney and cash. January 4, 1996 – Traded from the St. Louis Blues with Donald Dufresne to the Edmonton Oilers for Igor Kravchuk and Ken Sutton. March 18, 1997 – Traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Drew Bannister and a 1997 sixth-round pick.

January 16, 1998 – Traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning with Dino Ciccarelli to the Florida Panthers for Mark Fitzpatrick and Jody Hull. November 11, 1998 – Traded from the Florida Panthers to the San Jose Sharks for Alex Hicks and a 1999 fifth-round pick. March 19, 2002 – Traded from the Florida Panthers to the Boston Bruins for a 2002 sixth-round pick. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

MichaƂ Probierz

Michał Probierz is a Polish football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is in charge of Ekstraklasa side Cracovia. Probierz won the Polish Cup with Jagiellonia Białystok in 2010, as well as the Polish Super Cup the following season. After brief stints at local club Polonia Bytom and Widzew Łódź, Probierz was appointed manager of Ekstraklasa side Jagiellonia Białystok on 5 July 2008, he led Jagiellonia to the final of the Polish Cup in the 2009–10 season, their second final appearance in their club history, beating Pogoń Szczecin 1–0 at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, hence winning their first major Polish trophy. By doing so, Jagiellonia Białystok qualified for a European competition for the first time entering the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. At the start of the 2010–11 season, Probierz guided Jagiellonia Białystok to the Polish Super Cup following a 1–0 victory over Lech Poznań. However, Jagiellonia Białystok's European adventure was short-lived as they were eliminated in the third qualifying round by Greek side Aris Thessaloniki, losing 4–3 on aggregate.

At the end of the season, he left his managerial role on 22 July 2011. On 5 September 2011, Probierz was appointed as the new manager of ŁKS Łódź, his reign at the club lasted just 60 days and six matches, Probierz announced his departure on 4 November 2011 to join Aris Thessaloniki. Probierz took over as manager of Aris Thessaloniki during the 2011–12 season, taking over after Sakis Tsiolis. Probierz's time there was short and following a string of poor results, he left the club by mutual consent on 5 January 2012. On 1 March 2012, Probierz moved back to Poland, agreeing to become manager of defending champions Wisła Kraków, replacing Kazimierz Moskal, he resigned on 1 October 2012, with Wisła near the bottom of the table. Probierz joined struggling GKS Bełchatów, who were bottom of the Ekstraklasa on 14 November 2012, he only managed four games for them, failing to win any of them as they were relegated, having had three different managers throughout the season, before leaving on 21 December 2012.

On 4 June 2013, Probierz agreed to manage Lechia Gdańsk ahead of the 2013–14 season. He stayed until 26 March 2014, where he left the team before they secured a place in the Championship round of games and ended the campaign in fourth place, narrowly missing out on a European spot. A couple of weeks after leaving Lechia, Probierz returned to former club Jagiellonia Białystok on 7 April 2014. In his first full season back in charge, he secured a third position in the league table, hence qualifying for the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round. After a poor 2015–16 season, with Jagiellonia ending up in the relegation round, Probierz led the club to their best Ekstraklasa season in the 2016–17 season, finishing second behind champions Legia Warsaw, he unexpectedly quit on 4 June 2017. On 21 June 2017, it was announced, he led them to a tenth place in the 2017–18 season but still in the relegation round, Cracovia comfortably topped the group, avoiding relegation to I liga. The next season saw Probierz lead Cracovia to a fourth place in the championship round, meaning they qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.

Whilst there, Cracovia exited the competition on away goals after drawing 3–3 on aggregate with Slovak outfit DAC Dunajská Streda. As of match played 20 December 2019 Jagiellonia Białystok Ekstraklasa runner-up: 2016–17 Polish Cup: 2009–10 Polish Super Cup: 2010Individual Coach of the Year: 2010 Jagiellonia Białystok Best coach in the 90th anniversary: 2010 Michał Probierz at Michał Probierz at