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King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-12
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 074348276X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The tragic drama of an old king's foolishness is accompanied by material on Shakespeare's language, life, and theater, notes, and an essay.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release : 2010-07-10
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1551119676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The text of the play included here, prepared by Craig Walker for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, has been acclaimed for its outstanding introductory material and annotations, and for its inclusion of parellel text versions of key scenes for which the texts of the Quarto and the Folio versions of the play are substantially different. Also included in this edition are excerpts from a variety of literary source materials (including Geoffrey on Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, the anonymous True Chronicle Historie of King Leir, and Samuel Harsnett’s A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures); material on the historical Annesley case that raised many of the same issues as does Shakespeare’s play; and the happy ending from Nahum Tate’s version of the play, which held the stage for 150 years after its first performance in 1681.

CliffsComplete King Lear

CliffsComplete King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2004-03-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 054417917X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning." This most tragic of Shakespearean plays speaks to us repeatedly about fate and chance, destiny and the gods. But we also are reminded that humanity has free will — and King Lear's choices lead to madness. Enhance your reading of King Lear and save valuable studying time — all at once — with CliffsComplete King Lear. Studying is easier with features that include Shakespeare's original play Notes and definitions that appear directly opposite the line in which they occur A summary and insightful commentary for each scene Bibliography and historical background on the playwright, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the play's symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

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 William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780198319771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To help students understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by Gareth Hinds,William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 0763643440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Retells in graphic novel format Shakespeare's tragedy of a royal father and his daughters.

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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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
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.

Succeeding King Lear

Succeeding King Lear
Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

by Emily Sun

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 0823232808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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those of literature and photography. --Book Jacket.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compiles a selection of literary criticism focusing on Shakespeare's King Lear, ranging from early critical extracts to essays by noted critics

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 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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King Lear

King Lear
The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780140714906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new Pelican Shakespeare series incorporates the more than thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the acclaimed original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. The general editors of the new series of forty volumes-the renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA-have assembled a team of eminent scholars who have, along with the general editors themselves, prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original, including an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the individual play, and a note on the text used. The new Pelican Shakespeare will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the twenty first century.

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.

King Lear

King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0553212974
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essay on the play in performance and source material and scholarship notes accompany the text of the tragedy

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."

Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear

Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shakespeare Reprints: King Lear. rev. ed. 1892

Shakespeare Reprints: King Lear. rev. ed. 1892
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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