King Lear

From Hudson's School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare,Roma Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198320548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 162

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Presents Shakespeare's tragedy about King Lear and his attempts to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

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Othello (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8046

Othello is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
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King Lear

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

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393926644

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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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.
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The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521847919

Category: Drama

Page: 314

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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For this second edition of King Lear, Jay L. Halio has added a new introductory section that focuses on recent developments in scholarly criticism as well as on contemporary productions of the play. The edition features a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources, including literary, political and folkloric influences on the work. Halio's text is edited from the Folio and he explains the differences between the quarto and Folio versions, alerting the reader to the rival charms of the quarto by sampling parallel passages in the Introduction and by including in an Appendix annotated passages that are unique to the quarto. An updated reading list completes the edition.
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King Lear: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren,Michael Sherborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982241

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Page: 120

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

Living "King Lear"

Author: Simon Palfrey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022615078X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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King Lear is perhaps the most fierce and moving play ever written. And yet there is a curious puzzle at its center. The figure to whom Shakespeare gives more lines than anyone except the king—Edgar—has often seemed little more than a blank, ignored and unloved, a belated moralizer who, try as he may, can never truly speak to the play’s savaged heart. He saves his blinded father from suicide, but even this act of care is shadowed by suspicions of evasiveness and bad faith. In Poor Tom, Simon Palfrey asks us to go beyond any such received understandings—and thus to experience King Lear as never before. He argues that the part of Edgar is Shakespeare’s most radical experiment in characterization, and his most exhaustive model of both human and theatrical possibility. The key to the Edgar character is that he spends most of the play disguised, much of it as “Poor Tom of Bedlam,” and his disguises come to uncanny life. The Edgar role is always more than one person; it animates multitudes, past and present and future, and gives life to states of being beyond the normal reach of the senses—undead, or not-yet, or ghostly, or possible rather than actual. And because the Edgar role both connects and retunes all of the figures and scenes in King Lear, close attention to this particular part can shine stunning new light on how the whole play works. The ultimate message of Palfrey’s bravura analysis is the same for readers or actors or audiences as it is for the characters in the play: see and listen feelingly; pay attention, especially when it seems as though there is nothing there.
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Shakespeare's King Lear

An Edition with New Insights

Author: S. Nagarajan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 485

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Shakespeare’s King Lear is often called his mightiest play. This comprehensive edition by S. Nagarajan (who edited the evergreen Signet edition of Measure for Measure) presents a lifetime of scholarship on Shakespeare and fifteen years of research specifically on Lear. Accessibly written, this edition serves the reader who has access to well-stocked libraries and lively theatres, as well as the student whose resources are more limited. The play-text is a conflation of the Quarto text and the First Folio text, and the notes provide a generous but discreet selection of alternative readings of lines and contexts. In ten erudite essays, Nagarajan provides a thoroughly researched picture of Shakespeare’s sources for the play, his unique use of language, Elizabethan theatre, history and values of the play, analysis of enigmatic scenes, glimpses into its performance history and other subjects, with special attention to Indian dramatic art theory. This edition is the first to bring together both the best scholarship on Lear to date and perspectives from Indian poetics and philosophy. The result is a text that robustly includes, but goes beyond, Anglophone cultures and Euro-American experiences, making it truly representative of Lear’s global stage.
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As You Like It (2009 Edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328698

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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As You Like It is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
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Twelfth Night (2010 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Twelfth Night is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
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Merchant of Venice (2010 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The Merchant of Venice is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
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The One King Lear

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674504844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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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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Henry IV Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965304

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem - how to make his reprobate son Prince Hal aware of the duties he must bear, as heir to the throne.
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The Division of the Kingdoms

Shakespeare's Two Versions of King Lear

Author: Gary Taylor,Michael J. Warren

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198129509

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 489

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King Lear, widely regarded as Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, survives in two substantially different early texts, the Quarto of 1608 and the First Folio of 1623. Since the 18th century, however, editors have fused these two documents to produce a third, composite text that forms the basis of all modern productions and critical interpretations. Recently scholars have begun to challenge this editorial tradition, arguing that the Quarto and Folio texts represent distinct and coherent versions of the play that should not be combined. These essays, by an international team of scholars, re-examine the early texts from a series of distinct but interlocking perspectives, in a wide-ranging discussion with profound implications for all readers of Shakespeare.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 200

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King Lear

Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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King Lear is widely considered to be Shakespeare's greatest and most challenging play. This unique volume features: • a scene-by-scene commentary that traces the play's on-stage life and an audience's progressive experience of performance • a close reading of the text that leads to a re-assessment of the tragedy's achievement • discussion of the play's sources, and its cultural and political context • accounts of major performances on stage and screen, and of notable critical assessments. Inspiring and stimulating, this essential study of King Lear in both text and performance offers a path to a fuller knowledge of Shakespeare's verbal, theatrical and imaginative art.
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Sammlung

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141000589

Category: Drama

Page: 1754

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This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.
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