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King Lear

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ISBN-10: 0553212974

ISBN-13: 9780553212976

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, Robert Kean Turner

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A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings–as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness that arrive too late combine to make this an all-embracing tragedy of evil and suffering. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers…    
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List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.10" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

HYAM PLUTZIK (1911-1962) was the Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University of Rochester. The author of six volumes of poetry, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and one of the most widely read of American literary scholars.

Shakespeare: An Overview
Biographical Sketch
A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordians
The Shakespeare Canon
Shakespeare's English
Shakespeare's Theater
A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Roles
Shakespeare's Dramatic Language: Costumes, Gestures and Silences; Prose and Poetry
The Play Text as a Collaboration
Editing Texts
Shakespeare on the Stage
Introduction
The Tragedy of King Lear
Textual Note
The Date and Sources of King Lear
from The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
from Arcadia
from The True Chronicle History of King Leir
Commentaries
from Preface to Shakespeare and "King Lear"
from Shakespearean Tragedy
from Prefaces to Shakespeare
from King Lear in Out Time
The Woman Reader in King Lear
Staging Violence in King Lear
King Lear on Stage and Screen
Suggested References