King Lear

King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 2020-11-09T21:49:01Z
Editor: Standard Ebooks
Pages: 102
ISBN: PKEY:88ADFF9FC9CB8D16
Language: en
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King Lear is a tragedy by Shakespeare, written about 1605 or 1606. Shakespeare based it on the legendary King Leir of the Britons, whose story is outlined in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s pseudohistorical History of the Kings of Britain (written in about 1136). The play tells the tale of the aged King Lear who is passing on the control of his kingdom to his three daughters. He asks each of them to express their love for him, and the first two, Goneril and Regan do so effusively, saying they love him above all things. But his youngest daughter, Cordelia, is compelled to be truthful and says that she must reserve some love for her future husband. Lear, enraged, cuts her off without any inheritance. The secondary plot deals with the machinations of Edmund, the bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester, who manages to convince his father that his legitimate son Edgar is plotting against him. After Lear steps down from power, he finds that his elder daughters have no real respect or love for him, and treat him and his followers as a nuisance. They allow the raging Lear to wander out into a storm, hoping to be rid of him, and conspire with Edmund to overthrow the Earl of Gloucester. The play is a moving study of the perils of old age and the true meaning of filial love. It ends tragically with the deaths of both Cordelia and Lear—so tragically, in fact, that performances during the Restoration period sometimes substituted a happy ending. In modern times, though, King Lear is performed as written and generally regarded as one of Shakespeare’s best plays. This Standard Ebooks edition is based on William George Clark and William Aldis Wright’s 1887 Victoria edition, which is taken from the Globe edition. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

King Lear

King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 76
ISBN: HARVARD:32044012637575
Language: en
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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
Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Johnson
Release: 1785
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: OCLC:11560815
Language: en
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King Lear

King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1868
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: BML:37001105581669
Language: en
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Tragedy of King Lear

Tragedy of King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: HARVARD:HN63TF
Language: en
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King Lear

King Lear
Author: Rene Weis
Release: 2013-12-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781317863304
Language: en
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This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.

A School Shakespeare

A School Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 712
ISBN: STANFORD:36105049237840
Language: en
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King Lear

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

King Lear

King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 2000
Editor: Heinemann
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0435193090
Language: en
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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

King Lear the Space of Tragedy

King Lear  the Space of Tragedy
Author: Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev
Release: 1977-01-01
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0520033922
Language: en
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King Lear in our Time

King Lear in our Time
Author: Maynard Mack
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781136563287
Language: en
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This edition first published in 1966. Previous edition published 1965 by the University of California Press. Perhaps more than any other play of Shakespeare's King Lear has been subjected to almost totally contradictory interpretations. In the first historical section of the book the author describes the varying concepts of the play and the distortions of text and even plot that have been widely used. Garrick's playing of Lear as a pathetic and down-trodden old man. Laughton's and Olivier's versions and Herbert Blaus's theory of the 'subtext' are described and analysed. The central section of the book examines the medieval, folk and romance sources of the play. The final chapter illustrates how the action of the play and its pervading violence and evil are not explained in terms of human motive and rely for their meaning more on their effects than their antecedents. An important theme is the play's examination of society and the ties of service and family love.

Shakespeare s Tragedy of King Lear

Shakespeare s Tragedy of King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: HARVARD:32044019979319
Language: en
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The One King Lear

The One King Lear
Author: Brian Vickers
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780674504844
Language: en
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In the 1980s influential scholars argued that Shakespeare revised King Lear in light of theatrical performance, resulting in two texts by the bard’s own hand. The two-text theory hardened into orthodoxy. Here Sir Brian Vickers makes the case that Shakespeare did not cut his original text. At stake is the way his greatest play is read and performed.

Succeeding King Lear

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

King Lear
Author: H. S. Toshack
Release: 2004-06
Editor: WordSmith
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780958005845
Language: en
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Learwife

Learwife
Author: J.R. Thorp
Release: 2021-11-04
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781838852863
Language: en
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AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2021 'Seductive . . . Gorgeous' The Times 'Gives voice to one of fiction's most conspicuously absent women' i Word has come. King Lear is dead. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear’s queen. Though her grief and rage threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she exiled? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend? And what will become of her now? To find peace she must reckon with her past and make a terrible choice – one upon which her destiny rests.

King Lear

King Lear
Author: William Shakespeare
Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 524
ISBN: HARVARD:HN38EM
Language: en
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Macbeth and King Lear

Macbeth and King Lear
Author: J.K. Curtis
Release: 2022
Editor: Рипол Классик
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781176817821
Language: en
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Screen Adaptations Shakespeare s King Lear

Screen Adaptations  Shakespeare s King Lear
Author: Yvonne Griggs
Release: 2014-09-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781408144008
Language: en
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This close study of film adaptations of King Lear looks at several different versions (mainstream, art-house and cinematic `offshoots') and discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are many references to the literary text and screenplays and the book also features quotations from directors and critics. There is plenty of discursive material here to support student work on both film and literature courses.

King Lear in Context

 King Lear  in Context
Author: Keith Linley
Release: 2015-02-15
Editor: Anthem Press
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9781783083749
Language: en
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This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.