King Lear

Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786825996

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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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

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

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074348276X

Category: Drama

Page: 384

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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

Lear's look Lear's Blick und Gebehrde antworten : Du bist ein Geist , ich and gesture reply : – weiss es wohl ! Wenn bist Du gestorben ?

Author: Moritz Retzsch

Publisher:

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Page: 26

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Shakespeare s King Lear with The Tempest

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.

Author: Mark Allen McDonald

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761824664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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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.

King Lear

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 ...

Author: Gāmini Salgādo

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN:

Category: Drama in English - Shakespeare, William - King Lear - Critical studies

Page: 85

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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

The Tragedy of King Lear

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.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586171377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 735

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.

King Lear

LEAR , king of Britain . Doctor . King of France . Fool . Duke of Burgundy . OSWALD , steward Goneril . Duke of Cornwall . An Officer employed by Edmund . Duke of Albany . Gentleman attendant on Cordelia , Earl of Kent . A Herald .

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

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Page: 102

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King Lear

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 ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

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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

Lear , in short , is both father and king . In their attempts to make him more accessible , actors have frequently preferred to stress the father .

Author: Alexander Leggatt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062254

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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Study of various actors and directors presenting performances of Shakespeare's plays.

Springboard Shakespeare King Lear

Shakespearean author and actor Ben Crystal gives a unique introduction to King Lear with guidance on what to think about before, during and after you see or study the play.

Author: Ben Crystal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408164671

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 604

Shakespearean author and actor Ben Crystal gives a unique introduction to King Lear with guidance on what to think about before, during and after you see or study the play.

What Happens in Shakespeare s King Lear

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.

Author: Nick Buchanan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291635076

Category: Education

Page: 510

View: 607

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.

The Tragedy of King Lear

This second edition of King Lear features a new introductory section by Jay L. Halio.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521612632

Category: Drama

Page: 314

View: 188

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

King Lear

... the noble and loyal Kent had been banished from the mighty kingdom of Britain; King Lear's two eldest and evil daughters were ruling Britain; and, ...

Author: Jeffrey Kahan

Publisher: The Wine Dark Press Limited

ISBN: 0953600416

Category: Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature

Page: 63

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King Lear is a proud and majestic monarch who has reigned over Britain for most of his life. A wise and respected ruler, he decides the time has come to pass on the burden of his responsibilities to the next generation. Lear summons his beloved daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia to announce his intention of dividing up his kingdom between them. What he wants most of all is to be loved, but instead, selfishness, greed and disloyalty bring disaster... Written in easy-to-understand prose, the "Millennium Shakespeare" series is the definitive version of Shakespeare's works for the modern reader. Accompanied by some of the finest illustrations from artists around the world, the series has been produced to entertain, educate and excite readers with wonderful stories from the greatest playwright in history... William Shakespeare. Visit the Millennium Shakespeare website at www.millenniumshakespeare.com.

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.

Author: Jeffrey Kahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135973644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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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

Succeeding King Lear

This book investigates the question of the relations between literature and politics in democratic modernity.

Author: Emily Sun

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823232808

Category: Drama

Page: 179

View: 970

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King Lear Thrift Study Edition

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 ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486475816

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 531

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

Aspects of King Lear

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.

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521288132

Category: Drama

Page: 95

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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

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

Author: Gareth Hinds

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763643440

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 123

View: 892

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

King Lear

An essay on the play in performance and source material and scholarship notes accompany the text of the tragedy As well as the complete scripts (established by scholars working on the New Cambridge Shakespeare), the student will find a ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553212974

Category: Drama

Page: 182

View: 733

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