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King Leir

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ISBN-10: 0878301607

ISBN-13: 9780878301607

Edition: 2003

Authors: Francis Reid, Tiffany Stern

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"King Leir" is presumed to be a prime source for Shakespeare, who may have seen this play when it was performed at the Globe Theater in 1605. The anonymously authored play tells the same story as Shakespeare's "King Leir," but its ending is happy. Cordelia marries the King of France, reconciles with her father, and reclaims the English crown from Gonorill (so spelled here) and Regan. This rare Stewart play offers a unique glimpse into the theatrical world of Shakespeare's England and is here published for the first time in a single-play edition.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

Francis Reid is an experienced theatre practitioner who has been involved in hundreds of productions of every kind. He lectures worldwide and is author of several books on theatre design and technology.

Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama at Oxford University and the Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at University College, Oxford. She specialises in Shakespeare, theatre history from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, book history and editing. Her previous publications include Shakespeare in Parts (co-written with Simon Palfrey, 2007, and winner of the 2009 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies), Making Shakespeare (2004) and Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (2000).