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King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-03-09
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0486110249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

The Story of King Lear

The Story of King Lear
A Book

by Melania G. Mazzucco,William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
  • Release : 2016-12-06
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1782690204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You used to have everything and now you have nothing. Who's madder than you? Old King Lear has decided to retire from his royal duties. He calls his three daughters to him, and asks each to tell him how much they love him. The eldest two, Goneril and Regan, flatter him with their words. Cordelia - the youngest and, until now, his favourite - only says that she loves him as a daughter must love her father. Furious, he disinherits her and divides his kingdom between her two sisters. But Goneril and Regan soon turn against Lear, forcing him to wander in the wilderness with only his court jester for company, desperately hoping for a reconciliation with Cordelia... Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780300122008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear’s failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare,Kenneth Sprague Rothwell

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2012-03-02
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1585104841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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George Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by Gāmini Salgādo,William Shakespeare,Gamini Salgado

  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts

King Lear by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

King Lear by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

by Bright Summaries

  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release : 2019-03-28
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 2808015305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlock the more straightforward side of King Lear with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of King Lear by William Shakespeare, a tragic tale about the consequences of betrayal and ambition. The titular character, King Lear, makes the mistake of dividing his entire kingdom between his scheming elder daughters, Goneril and Regan, who are actively plotting against him, while disinheriting his loyal youngest daughter, Cordelia. Stripped of power and rapidly descending into madness, Lear is left to wander the barren heath with only his Fool for company, while the country he once ruled tears itself apart in a bloody civil war. King Lear is generally recognised as Shakespeare’s most nihilistic work, but has also been hailed as his greatest tragedy, and has been performed consistently since it was first written in the early 17th century. Find out everything you need to know about King Lear in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear
With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9781586171377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear is also one of the most thought-provoking. The play turns on the practical ramifications of the words of Christ that we should render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. When confronted with the demand that she should render unto Caesar that which is God's, Cordelia chooses to "love and be silent". As the play unfolds each of the principal characters learns wisdom through suffering. This edition includes new critical essays by some of the leading lights in contemporary literary scholarship.

King Lear

King Lear
Second Edition

by Alexander Leggatt

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780719062254
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Study of various actors and directors presenting performances of Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest

Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest
The Discovery of Nature and the Recovery of Classical Natural Right

by Mark Allen McDonald

  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9780761824664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King Lear to the question of natural right and to changes in the orders of the western world at the beginnings of modernity.

King Lear

King Lear
Critical Essays

by Kenneth Muir

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-04-10
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1317531302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare’s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt, Moulton, Granville-Barker, Orwell, Levin, Stampfer, Gardner and Speaight interspersed with short entries from Keats, Raleigh, Freud and others. The final chapter by the editor elucidates his own thoughts on Lear, building on his commentary in the Introduction which puts the collection in context.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newly revised, this edition of "King Lear" features an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life and world; an editor's introduction; a note on the sources; dramatic criticism from the past and present; a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors and productions; and more.

King Lear

King Lear
Original

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-05-19
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.King Lear divides his kingdom among the two daughters who flatter him and banishes the third one who loves him. His eldest daughters both then reject him at their homes, so Lear goes mad and wanders through a storm. His banished daughter returns with an army, but they lose the battle and Lear, all his daughters and more, die.King Lear's palace.[Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND]KENTI thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.GLOUCESTERIt did always seem so to us: but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most; for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety.KENTIs not this your son, my lord?GLOUCESTERHis breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am brazed to it.KENTI cannot conceive you.GLOUCESTERSir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?KENTI cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so proper.GLOUCESTERBut I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account: though this knave came something saucily into the world before he was sent for, yet was his mother fair; there was good sport at his making, and the whoreson must be acknowledged. Do you know this noble gentleman, Edmund?EDMUNDNo, my lord.GLOUCESTERMy lord of Kent: remember him hereafter as my honourable friend.EDMUNDMy services to your lordship.KENTI must love you, and sue to know you better.EDMUNDSir, I shall study deserving.GLOUCESTERHe hath been out nine years, and away he shall again. The king is coming.Sennet. Enter KING LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, CORDELIA, and AttendantsKING LEARAttend the lords of France and Burgundy, Gloucester.GLOUCESTERI shall, my liege.[Exeunt GLOUCESTER and EDMUND]KING LEARMeantime we shall express our darker purpose. Give me the map there. Know that we have divided In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age; Conferring them on younger strengths, while we Unburthen'd crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall, And you, our no less loving son of Albany, We have this hour a constant will to publish Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife May be prevented now. The princes, France and Burgundy, Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters, - Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state, - Which of you shall we say doth love us most? That we our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril, Our eldest-born, speak firs

King Lear Thrift Study Edition

King Lear Thrift Study Edition
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2011-01-14
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0486475816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two pairs of young lovers fall asleep in an ancient Athenian forest and wake to find themselves in the middle of a good deed gone wrong. A Midsummer Night's Dream conjures up a fairyland inhabited by well-intentioned sprites whose magic leads to farcical confusion. The mirthful tangle of mistaken identities and misplaced affections develops and resolves in the glorious poetry of England's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's fantastical comedy has enchanted audiences since its debut in the twilight years of the sixteenth century. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the drama's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide. Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the guide includes: • Scene-by-scene summaries • Explanations and discussions of the plot • Question-and-answer sections • Shakespeare biography • List of characters and more

What Happens in Shakespeare's King Lear

What Happens in Shakespeare's King Lear
A Book

by Nick Buchanan

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013-11
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 1291635076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here's a new study guide with a difference. "What Happens in Shakespeare's King Lear" by Nick Buchanan provides a complete walk-through commentary exploring EVERY paragraph of this magnificent play. Word definitions are placed right next to the text in which they appear - so there's no ferreting around in foot-of-the-page or back-of-the-book glossaries. The play's major themes are identified and explored and there are charts which indicate key moments in each character's journey, together with a useful guide for playing Shakespeare (for actors and directors). This guide is for EVERYONE - for those who love reading, for students - and even those new to Shakespeare. It includes the whole play with FULL commentary. So, whether you are a casual reader, an enthusiast, an actor, a director, a scholar or a teacher (in a school, a college or a university) this is the definitive guide to King Lear.

King Lear

King Lear
An Authoritative Text, Sources, Criticism, Adaptations, and Responses

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2008-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780393926644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Grace Ioppolo has prepared this Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's most important play from the 1623 First Folio text (with the most significant variants from the 1608 Quarto I interpolated). The edition provides a full discussion, in A Note on the Text and the comprehensive Textual Variants and Notes, of the textual transmission of the play, now the scholarly focus of discussions of Shakespeare as a reviser of his own work. A critical introduction, addressing King Lear's origins, its legacy, and its place in literature, theatre, and popular culture, makes clear that King Lear is now the central play of Shakespeare's canon for literary and theatrical audiences alike." "The "Sources" section helps readers navigate King Lear's rich history. Nine essential primary sources are reprinted, from which Shakespeare borrowed significantly in creating his play, along with two additional probably sources." "The "Criticism" section presents thirteen major interpretations of King Lear written since the eighteenth century as well as three adaptations and responses to it. A selected bibliography is also included." --Book Jacket.

Aspects of King Lear

Aspects of King Lear
A Book

by Kenneth Muir,Stanley Wells

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1982-10-28
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780521288132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume brings together nine essays on King Lear by distinguished scholars, all of which were first published in Shakespeare Survey, the leading journal devoted to Shakespeare studies. A retrospective survey of criticism from 1934 to the present is followed by studies of the play's style and discussion of its background, meaning and theatrical presentation. The volume is illustrated with photographs of post-war productions.

Springboard Shakespeare: King Lear

Springboard Shakespeare: King Lear
A Book

by Ben Crystal

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-08-15
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1408164671
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shakespearean author and actor Ben Crystal gives a unique introduction to King Lear with guidance on what to think about before, during and after you see or study the play.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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King Lear

King Lear
A Guide to the Play

by Jay L. Halio

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780313316180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In its timeless exploration of familial and political dissolution, and in its relentless questioning of the apparent moral indifference of the universe, King Lear is Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. It is also one of his most timely, for many of the issues it raises resonate loudly within our own era. This reference lucidly overviews King Lear's textual history and intellectual background, its issues and themes, its scholarly and critical reception, and its life in several different productions.

King Lear

King Lear
A Study Commentary

by H. S. Toshack

  • Publisher : WordSmith
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0958005842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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