King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
ISBN: UOM:39015047537538
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Drama

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

Author:
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ISBN: OCLC:493756522
Release Date: 1967
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King Lear

Author: Rene Weis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317863298
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015010867649
Release Date: 1912*
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Springboard Shakespeare King Lear

Author: Ben Crystal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408164679
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Drama

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.

The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Release Date: 101-01-01
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Kent. I thought the King had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.

The Oxford Shakespeare The History of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019158424X
Release Date: 2001-01-04
Genre: Drama

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608 - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play - illustrated with production photographs and related art - includes 'The Ballad of King Lear' and related offshoots - full index to introduction and commentary - durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The History of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198182900
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Drama

King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based firmly on the quarto, now recognized as the base text from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written introduction suggests how the work grew slowly in Shakespeare's imagination, fed by years of reading, thinking, and experience as a practical dramatist. Analysis of the great range of literary and other sources from which he shaped the tragedy, and of its critical and theatrical history, indicates that the play felt as shocking and original to early audiences as it does now. Its challenges have often been evaded, notably in Nahum Tate's notorious adaptation. During the twentieth century, however, deeper understanding of the conventions of Shakespeare's theatre restored confidence in the theatrical viability of his original text, while the play has also generated a remarkable range of offshoots in film, television, the visual arts, music, and literature. The commentary to this edition offers detailed help in understanding the language and dramaturgy in relation to the theatres in which King Lear was first performed. Additional sections reprint the early ballad, ignored by all modern editors, which was among its earliest derivatives, and provide additional guides to understanding and appreciating one of the greatest masterworks of Western civilization.

The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Life

Author: Jane Armstrong
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1903436516
Release Date: 2001-09-13
Genre: Drama

Know then thyself If you are interested in human nature If you are looking for the right thought at the right moment If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations on Life is for you. Packed with Shakespeare's most acute insights into what it means to be human, both in our inmost selves and in relation to the world around us, this book offers everything from the brief and telling phrase to some of Shakespeare's finest and most profound poetry on the human condition.

King Lear

Author: Andrew Hiscock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441138033
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied plays - seen as one of the most significant and universal tragedies of all time. This guide introduces the play's critical and performance history, including notable stage productions alongside TV, film and radio versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research.

The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Nature

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1903436559
Release Date: 2001-09-13
Genre: Drama

If you love the natural world and the poetry it has inspired If you are looking for the right thing to write to a special person If you are looking for that perfect phrase that expresses your thoughts better than you can Then The Arden Shakespeare Book of Quotations on Nature is for you. Gathered here are selections, full of his acute observation and sense of beauty, from Shakespeare's finest poetry on the natural world - the seasons, day and night, gardens, flowers and plants.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781903436455
Release Date: 1996-10-24
Genre: Drama

Shakespeare's often-performed, powerful tragedy exploring love, jealousy and betrayal.

Shakespeare Survey Volume 55 King Lear and Its Afterlife

Author: Peter Holland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521815878
Release Date: 2002-10-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of criticism and performance. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback.

Rather Something On nothing in King Lear

Author: Stefanie Klering
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638822756
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Shakespeare and the human evil, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In Elizabethan English there was no figure standing for 'nothing'. But through the influence of Indian philosophy and mathematical concepts the sign '0' was established in Europe. This introduction had a strong impact - not only in mathematics. The idea assigned to it brought strong dispute with it. Especially in philosophy a lot of questions were being asked: What was the nature of 'nothing'?, Was 'nothing' really nothing?, Could one talk about 'nothing'? Didn't it become something thereby? etc. Questions like these appeared during the Nihilist movement in the 16th century, which eventually led to Nietzsche's statement "God is dead." Shakespeare used the term 'nothing' about forty times in different contexts within his tragedy King Lear. However, in most student guides and source books on King Lear, 'nothing' is not regarded as leitmotive. As Brian ROTMAN points out, William Shakespeare was "in the first generation of children in England to have learned about zero from Robert Recorde's Arithmetic." In addition to his frequent use of 'nothing', Shakespeare lets two of his main characters deal with the aspect of 'nothing': the play dramatizes " ...] reductions to nothing, charting the annihilation of human warmth, the dissolution of social, natural, familial bonds, the emptying of kindness, sympathy, tenderness, love, pity, affection into hollow shells, into substitutes for themselves ...]." The main thesis of this essay is based on the mathematical concept of 'nothing' in which zero is the narrow borderline between positive and negative. Hence, Edgar can not be right when stating "Edgar I nothing am." Although in most secondary sources relevant for King Lear Gloucester usually is regarded as Lea