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King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 1786825996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy transferred to the West End following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Performed by a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. In this version the play has been cut back to its essentials to create a shorter play for a modern audience. Munby has also created a version to suit the intimacy and immediacy of the Minerva Theatre (Chichester), whilst harnessing what he describes as the "catapulting ferocity" of the play. Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends. Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : Jennifer Mulherin,Abigail Frost
Publisher : Cherrytree Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781842340462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reviews the story of the classic Shakespeare play with historical background and character sketches.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781586171377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear is also one of the most thought-provoking. The play turns on the practical ramifications of the words of Christ that we should render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. When confronted with the demand that she should render unto Caesar that which is God's, Cordelia chooses to "love and be silent". As the play unfolds each of the principal characters learns wisdom through suffering. This edition includes new critical essays by some of the leading lights in contemporary literary scholarship.

Shakespeare s King Lear with The Tempest

Shakespeare s King Lear with The Tempest Book
Author : Mark Allen McDonald
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780761824664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare,Jay L. Halio
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-08-11
ISBN : 0521612632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated critical edition of King Lear, including an introductory section on interpretations.

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2013-05-02
ISBN : 9780198392224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.King Lear divides his kingdom among the two daughters who flatter him and banishes the third one who loves him. His eldest daughters both then reject him at their homes, so Lear goes mad and wanders through a storm. His banished daughter returns with an army, but they lose the battle and Lear, all his daughters and more, die.King Lear's palace.[Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND]KENTI thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.GLOUCESTERIt did always seem so to us: but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the dukes he values most; for equalities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety.KENTIs not this your son, my lord?GLOUCESTERHis breeding, sir, hath been at my charge: I have so often blushed to acknowledge him, that now I am brazed to it.KENTI cannot conceive you.GLOUCESTERSir, this young fellow's mother could: whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?KENTI cannot wish the fault undone, the issue of it being so proper.GLOUCESTERBut I have, sir, a son by order of law, some year elder than this, who yet is no dearer in my account: though this knave came something saucily into the world before he was sent for, yet was his mother fair; there was good sport at his making, and the whoreson must be acknowledged. Do you know this noble gentleman, Edmund?EDMUNDNo, my lord.GLOUCESTERMy lord of Kent: remember him hereafter as my honourable friend.EDMUNDMy services to your lordship.KENTI must love you, and sue to know you better.EDMUNDSir, I shall study deserving.GLOUCESTERHe hath been out nine years, and away he shall again. The king is coming.Sennet. Enter KING LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, CORDELIA, and AttendantsKING LEARAttend the lords of France and Burgundy, Gloucester.GLOUCESTERI shall, my liege.[Exeunt GLOUCESTER and EDMUND]KING LEARMeantime we shall express our darker purpose. Give me the map there. Know that we have divided In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age; Conferring them on younger strengths, while we Unburthen'd crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall, And you, our no less loving son of Albany, We have this hour a constant will to publish Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife May be prevented now. The princes, France and Burgundy, Great rivals in our youngest daughter's love, Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn, And here are to be answer'd. Tell me, my daughters, - Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state, - Which of you shall we say doth love us most? That we our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril, Our eldest-born, speak firs

What Happens in Shakespeare s King Lear

What Happens in Shakespeare s King Lear Book
Author : Nick Buchanan
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2013-11
ISBN : 1291635076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here's a new study guide with a difference. "What Happens in Shakespeare's King Lear" by Nick Buchanan provides a complete walk-through commentary exploring EVERY paragraph of this magnificent play. Word definitions are placed right next to the text in which they appear - so there's no ferreting around in foot-of-the-page or back-of-the-book glossaries. The play's major themes are identified and explored and there are charts which indicate key moments in each character's journey, together with a useful guide for playing Shakespeare (for actors and directors). This guide is for EVERYONE - for those who love reading, for students - and even those new to Shakespeare. It includes the whole play with FULL commentary. So, whether you are a casual reader, an enthusiast, an actor, a director, a scholar or a teacher (in a school, a college or a university) this is the definitive guide to King Lear.

King Lear Thrift Study Edition

King Lear Thrift Study Edition Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2011-01-14
ISBN : 0486475816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two pairs of young lovers fall asleep in an ancient Athenian forest and wake to find themselves in the middle of a good deed gone wrong. A Midsummer Night's Dream conjures up a fairyland inhabited by well-intentioned sprites whose magic leads to farcical confusion. The mirthful tangle of mistaken identities and misplaced affections develops and resolves in the glorious poetry of England's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's fantastical comedy has enchanted audiences since its debut in the twilight years of the sixteenth century. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift Study Edition offers the drama's complete and unabridged text, plus a comprehensive study guide. Created to help readers gain a thorough understanding of the content and context of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the guide includes: • Scene-by-scene summaries • Explanations and discussions of the plot • Question-and-answer sections • Shakespeare biography • List of characters and more

Succeeding King Lear

Succeeding King Lear Book
Author : Emily Sun
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0823232808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2008-01
ISBN : 9780393926644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : Jeffrey Kahan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-04-18
ISBN : 1135973644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

William Shakespeare s King Lear

William Shakespeare s King Lear Book
Author : Ratri Ray
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9788126907847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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King Lear Is One Of The Most Difficult Plays Of Shakespeare. It Takes Ordinary Jealousies, Demand For Love, Sibling Rivalries, Desire For Money And Power, And Petty Cruelties To The Extreme On One Hand And Portrays Old Age In All Its Vulnerability, Helplessness, Pride And Wisdom On The Other. The Present Study Aims At Making It More Accessible To The Serious Student Of Shakespeare. Besides Providing The Socio-Political Background Of Shakespeare S Milieu, It Gives A Scene-Wise Summary Of The Text, Along With Critical Comments. It Has Numerous Citations From The Text, Thus Providing Ample Opportunity For The Reader To Become Familiar With The Text. The Analyses Of The Different Elements Of Drama Are Accompanied With The Views Of Renowned Critics. Classical Theories Of Tragedy As Well As Elizabethan Connections Have Been Lucidly And Briefly Explained. A Select Bibliography Has Been Provided At The End. The Book Is Highly Readable, Self-Contained And Comprehensive. It Will Undoubtedly Prove An Invaluable Reference Book For Both Students And Teachers Of English Literature.

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1860
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Newly revised, this edition of "King Lear" features an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life and world; an editor's introduction; a note on the sources; dramatic criticism from the past and present; a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors and productions; and more.

King Lear

King Lear Book
Author : Alexander Leggatt
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780719027475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download King Lear book written by Alexander Leggatt, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Aspects of King Lear

Aspects of King Lear Book
Author : Kenneth Muir,Stanley Wells
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1982-10-28
ISBN : 9780521288132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume brings together nine essays on King Lear by distinguished scholars, all of which were first published in Shakespeare Survey, the leading journal devoted to Shakespeare studies. A retrospective survey of criticism from 1934 to the present is followed by studies of the play's style and discussion of its background, meaning and theatrical presentation. The volume is illustrated with photographs of post-war productions.

King Lear In Plain and Simple English A Modern Translation and the Original Version

King Lear In Plain and Simple English  A Modern Translation and the Original Version  Book
Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1621072894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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King Lear descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Sound like a good story? It is...if you can understand it. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of King Lear. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Shakespeare s King Lear from Nahum Tate s Alterations a Tragedy

Shakespeare s King Lear   from Nahum Tate s Alterations   a Tragedy Book
Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1815
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Shakespeare s King Lear from Nahum Tate s Alterations a Tragedy book written by William Shakespeare, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Story of King Lear

The Story of King Lear Book
Author : Melania G. Mazzucco,William Shakespeare
Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
Release : 2016-12-06
ISBN : 1782690204
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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."

Sovereign Shame

Sovereign Shame Book
Author : William F. Zak
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780838750568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study of King Lear emphasizes the fact that Cordelia Kent, and the Fool create a loving community from which Lear persistently flees, and seeks to explain his bizarre behavior not, as is sometimes done, by attributing unconscious incestuous desires to him, but by demonstrating that Lear's profound and tyrannizing shame originates in his metaphysical dread of personal worthlessness and a deep sense of being unworthy of love.