King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853260959
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Drama

The Wordsworth Classics’ Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare’s works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.King Lear has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world’s literature. In the theatre and on screen King Lear continues to challenge and enthral.This Wordsworth edition of King Lear provides a comprehensive, integrated text of the play.

Five Great Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited
ISBN: 1853267996
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Drama

A volume of five of Shakespeare's most enduring works of tragedies, offering perennial insights into human emotion as well as telling inscriptions of the particular concerns of Shakespeare's own day.

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1840221453
Release Date: 2004-11-23
Genre: Drama

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

King Lear

Author: Rene Weis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317863304
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.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HN6G37
Release Date: 1905
Genre: Desdemona (Fictitious character)


King Lear in Context

Author: Keith Linley
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781783083749
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.

King Lear In Plain and Simple English A Modern Translation and the Original Version

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781621072898
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama

King Lear descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Sound like a good story? It is...if you can understand it. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of King Lear. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Against Liberalism

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801484006
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Philosophy

The author presents a critique of the assumptions that lie behind liberal policies. John Kekes demonstrates that individual autonomy is only one among the necessary conditions of human well-being and that peace, social cohesion and a healthy environment are just as important.

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HN3P6N
Release Date: 1876
Genre:


Njal s Saga

Author:
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853267856
Release Date: 1997-06-12
Genre: Fiction

Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life, as well as the social structures of the society in which they take place.

King Lear York Notes for A Level

Author: Rebecca Warren
Publisher:
ISBN: 144798224X
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre:

This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.

Study and Revise for AS A level King Lear

Author: Martin Old
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781471853876
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise King Lear throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of King Lear as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

Four Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307420604
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Genre: Drama

Hamlet One of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father’s murder is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater. Othello This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history. King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions. Macbeth No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. 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