King Lear

Shakespeare, William (Book - 1999)
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"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: King Lear
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999
Edition: New ed
Characteristics: xlvi, 142 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by Stephen Orgel
Notes: "A conflated text."
Additional Contributors: Orgel, Stephen
ISBN: 0140714766
Branch Call Number: 822.33 R7o 1999
Subject Headings: Lear, King (Legendary character) Drama Inheritance and succession Drama Fathers and daughters Drama Kings and rulers Drama Aging parents Drama Britons Drama
Genre/Form: Tragedies
Topical Term: Lear, King (Legendary character)
Inheritance and succession
Fathers and daughters
Kings and rulers
Aging parents
LCCN: 00503596
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(1606?) "Probably written in 1606, and indirectly deriving from The History of the Kings of Britain, King Lear tells the story of a father who mistakes fine words for love, giving away his kingdom to two of his three daughters, then discovering too late that he has disinherited the one who t... Read More »

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Mar 08, 2009
  • mariaf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Who cannot like Shakespeare? Great story and easy to understand with notes.


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