King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780486110240
Release: 2012-03-09
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 343
ISBN: OCLC:1024670945
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown

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King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Johnson
Pages: 152
ISBN: OCLC:11560815
Release: 1785
Editor: Unknown

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King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780743482769
Release: 2003-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The tragic drama of an old king's foolishness is accompanied by material on Shakespeare's language, life, and theater, notes, and an essay.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare,R.A. Foakes
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781903436592
Release: 1997-05-09
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A definitive edition of one of Shakespeare's most powerful, moving and eternally popular plays.

CliffsComplete King Lear

CliffsComplete King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544179172
Release: 2004-03-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning." This most tragic of Shakespearean plays speaks to us repeatedly about fate and chance, destiny and the gods. But we also are reminded that humanity has free will — and King Lear's choices lead to madness. Enhance your reading of King Lear and save valuable studying time — all at once — with CliffsComplete King Lear. Studying is easier with features that include Shakespeare's original play Notes and definitions that appear directly opposite the line in which they occur A summary and insightful commentary for each scene Bibliography and historical background on the playwright, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the play's symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

Lady Romeo

Lady Romeo
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Author: Tana Wojczuk
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501199530
Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this “lively, illuminating,” and enthralling biography of trailblazing 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman “reveals the force and vitality of this woman on the stage and off” (The Boston Globe). All her life, Charlotte Cushman refused to submit to others’ expectations. Raised in Boston at the time of the transcendentalists, a series of disasters cleared the way for her life on the stage—a path she eagerly took, rejecting marriage and creating a life of adventure, playing the role of the hero in and out of the theater as she traveled to New Orleans and New York City, and eventually to London and back to build a successful career. Her Hamlet, Romeo, Lady Macbeth, and Nancy Sykes from Oliver Twist became canon, impressing Louisa May Alcott, who later based a character on her in Jo’s Boys, and Walt Whitman, who raved about “the towering grandeur of her genius” in his columns for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. She acted alongside Edwin and John Wilkes Booth—supposedly giving the latter a scar on his neck that was later used to identify him as President Lincoln’s assassin—and visited frequently with the Great Emancipator himself, who was a devoted Shakespeare fan and admirer of Cushman’s work. Her wife immortalized her in the angel at the top of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain; worldwide, she was “a lady universally acknowledged as the greatest living tragic actress.” Behind the scenes, she was equally radical, making an independent income, supporting her family, creating one of the first bohemian artists’ colonies abroad, and living publicly as a queer woman. And yet, her name has since faded into the shadows. Now, her story comes to brilliant life with Tana Wojczuk’s Lady Romeo, an exhilarating and enlightening biography of “the first real American celebrity” (Chicago Review of Books). With new research and rarely seen letters and documents, Wojczuk “paints the past with words, and the reader is effortlessly drawn into a forgotten world” (Jonathan Lethem) featuring a cast of luminaries and revolutionaries who changed the cultural landscape of America forever. The story of an astonishing and uniquely American life, Lady Romeo reveals one of the most remarkable forgotten figures in our history and restores her to center stage, where she belongs.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare,Kenneth Sprague Rothwell
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781585104840
Release: 2012-03-02
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

George Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Gareth Hinds,William Shakespeare
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9780763643447
Release: 2009
Editor: Candlewick Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Retells in graphic novel format Shakespeare's tragedy of a royal father and his daughters.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0393926648
Release: 2008-01
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0198319770
Release: 1994
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To help students understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play.

Shakespeare s King Lear with The Tempest

Shakespeare s King Lear with The Tempest
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Author: Mark Allen McDonald
Pages: 317
ISBN: 0761824669
Release: 2004
Editor: University Press of America

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Although he is considered to be the world's greatest dramatist, Shakespeare seems to have escaped the detection of thinkers on politics and the philosophic tradition of thought on man. Shakespeare's 'King Lear' with 'The Tempest' is Mark McDonald's inquiry into the political philosophy of William Shakespeare through a reading of King Lear with reference to The Tempest. McDonald follows an argument connecting King Lear to the question of natural right and to changes in the orders of the western world at the beginnings of modernity.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0140714901
Release: 2000
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The new Pelican Shakespeare series incorporates the more than thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the acclaimed original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. The general editors of the new series of forty volumes-the renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA-have assembled a team of eminent scholars who have, along with the general editors themselves, prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original, including an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the individual play, and a note on the text used. The new Pelican Shakespeare will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the twenty first century.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 284
ISBN: UCSC:32106016711316
Release: 1992
Editor: Chelsea House Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Compiles a selection of literary criticism focusing on Shakespeare's King Lear, ranging from early critical extracts to essays by noted critics

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9780553212976
Release: 1988-01-01
Editor: Bantam Classics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An essay on the play in performance and source material and scholarship notes accompany the text of the tragedy

The School of Shakespeare

The School of Shakespeare
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Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Simpson,J. W. M Gibbs
Pages: 502
ISBN: 3744685551
Release: 2017-03-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The School of Shakespeare - Vol. II is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1878. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 58
ISBN: HARVARD:32044012637575
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown

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Succeeding King Lear

Succeeding King Lear
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Author: Emily Sun
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780823232802
Release: 2010
Editor: Fordham Univ Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

those of literature and photography. --Book Jacket.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Jeffrey Kahan
Pages: 10
ISBN: 9781135973643
Release: 2008-04-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations? When turning from page to stage, the critical view on King Lear is skewed by the fact that for almost half of the four hundred years the play has been performed, audiences preferred Naham Tate's optimistic adaptation, in which Lear and Cordelia live happily ever after. When discussing King Lear, the question of what comprises ‘the play’ is both complex and fragmentary. These issues of identity and authenticity across time and across mediums are outlined, debated, and considered critically by the contributors to this volume. Using a variety of approaches, from postcolonialism and New Historicism to psychoanalysis and gender studies, the leading international contributors to King Lear: New Critical Essays offer major new interpretations on the conception and writing, editing, and cultural productions of King Lear. This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive anthology of textual scholarship, performance research, and critical writing on one of Shakespeare's most important and perplexing tragedies. Contributors Include: R.A. Foakes, Richard Knowles, Tom Clayton, Cynthia Clegg, Edward L. Rocklin, Christy Desmet, Paul Cantor, Robert V. Young, Stanley Stewart and Jean R. Brink

The Story of King Lear

The Story of King Lear
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Author: Melania G. Mazzucco,William Shakespeare
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781782690207
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Pushkin Children's Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You used to have everything and now you have nothing. Who's madder than you? Old King Lear has decided to retire from his royal duties. He calls his three daughters to him, and asks each to tell him how much they love him. The eldest two, Goneril and Regan, flatter him with their words. Cordelia - the youngest and, until now, his favourite - only says that she loves him as a daughter must love her father. Furious, he disinherits her and divides his kingdom between her two sisters. But Goneril and Regan soon turn against Lear, forcing him to wander in the wilderness with only his court jester for company, desperately hoping for a reconciliation with Cordelia... Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."