King Lear

The Tragedy Of King Lear

The Tragedy Of King Lear

Criticism, notes, and a bibliography accompany the text of the tragedy

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Shakespeare
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Release : 2008-06-26
Total Pages : 275 Pages
ISBN : 1439500967


King Lear

King Lear

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Author : William Shakespeare
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Release : 1785
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:11560815


King Lear

King Lear

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Author : William Shakespeare
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Release : 1868
Total Pages : 102 Pages
ISBN : BML:37001105581669


King Lear

King Lear

Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations? When turning from page to stage, the critical view on King Lear is skewed by the fact that for almost half of the four hundred years the play has been performed, audiences preferred Naham Tate's optimistic adaptation, in which Lear and Cordelia live happily ever after. When discussing King Lear, the question of what comprises ‘the play’ is both complex and fragmentary. These issues of identity and authenticity across time and across mediums are outlined, debated, and considered critically by the contributors to this volume. Using a variety of approaches, from postcolonialism and New Historicism to psychoanalysis and gender studies, the leading international contributors to King Lear: New Critical Essays offer major new interpretations on the conception and writing, editing, and cultural productions of King Lear. This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive anthology of textual scholarship, performance research, and critical writing on one of Shakespeare's most important and perplexing tragedies. Contributors Include: R.A. Foakes, Richard Knowles, Tom Clayton, Cynthia Clegg, Edward L. Rocklin, Christy Desmet, Paul Cantor, Robert V. Young, Stanley Stewart and Jean R. Brink

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Jeffrey Kahan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-04-18
Total Pages : 10 Pages
ISBN : 9781135973643


The One King Lear

The One King Lear

In the 1980s influential scholars argued that Shakespeare revised King Lear in light of theatrical performance, resulting in two texts by the bard’s own hand. The two-text theory hardened into orthodoxy. Here Sir Brian Vickers makes the case that Shakespeare did not cut his original text. At stake is the way his greatest play is read and performed.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Brian Vickers
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2016-04-04
Total Pages : 387 Pages
ISBN : 9780674504844


A School Shakespeare

A School Shakespeare

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Author : William Shakespeare
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Release : 1928
Total Pages : 661 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049237840


Tragedy Of King Lear

Tragedy Of King Lear

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Author : William Shakespeare
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Release : 1887
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HN63TF


King Lear

King Lear

This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Rene Weis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-16
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781317863304


Learwife

Learwife

AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2021 'Dreamlike and haunting' The Times 'I am the queen of two crowns, banished fifteen years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals, now gone. I am fifty-five years old. I am Lear’s wife. I am here.' Word has come. Care-bent King Lear is dead, driven mad and betrayed. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear’s queen. Exiled to a nunnery years ago, written out of history, her name forgotten. Now she can tell her story. Though her grief and rage may threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she sent away in shame and disgrace? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend and ally? And what will become of her now, in this place of women? To find peace she must reckon with her past and make a terrible choice – one upon which her destiny, and that of the entire abbey, rests. Giving unforgettable voice to a woman whose absence has been a tantalising mystery, Learwife is a breathtaking novel of loss, renewal and how history bleeds into the present.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J.R. Thorp
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2021-11-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781838852863


Four Comedies

Four Comedies

The Taming of the Shrew Robust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee. A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn the mismatched rivalries of four young lovers into a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between dreams and the waking world. The Merchant of Venice This dark comedy of love and money contains one of the truly mythic figures in literature–Shylock, the Jewish moneylender. The “pound of flesh” he demands as payment of Antonio’s debt has become a universal metaphor for vengeance. Here, pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglements, to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best. Twelfth Night Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy juxtaposes a romantic plot involving separated twins and mistaken identity with a more satiric one about the humiliation of a pompous killjoy. The hilarity is touched with melancholy, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s plaintive song. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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Genre : Drama
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Bantam Classics
Release : 2009-08-26
Total Pages : 736 Pages
ISBN : 9780307420596