A Level Literature: (5) King Lear – The Characterisation of Edmund Shakespeare’s classic tragedy forewarns of vanity and its fleeting values, explores the concept of aging and the decline of control, power and identity. In an age of social media, its vanity and its attached fleeting values, our individual lack of control and our ever-changing identities in the post-modern world, this text remains relevant and essential. I have taught this text many times in the last 20 years and I have used this specific resource (revised in 2020): to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material/homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically presented PowerPoint lesson of 17 slides, explores the characterisation of Edmund through a series of structured exercises … even providing a homework assignment. This is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher. Enjoy!