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: 142
ISBN: 0140714766
Release: 1999
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discussion on Shakespeare, his stage, and the texts of the plays supplements the tragic drama of an old king's pride and foolishness

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
Pages: 58
ISBN: HARVARD:32044012637575
Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown

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King Lear

King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780743484954
Release: 2005-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

FOLGER Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to theworld's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet forShakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open tothe public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performancesand programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu

King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear  by William Shakespeare
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Author: Lloyd Cameron
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1740201302
Release: 2001
Editor: Pascal Press

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King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Elspeth Bain,Jonathan Morris,Rob Smith
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780521735988
Release: 2009-09-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Modern editions of a popular and trusted series.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Coles Publishing Company. Editorial Board,William Shakespeare
Pages: 119
ISBN: 0774032073
Release: 1983
Editor: Coles Publishing Group Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.

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.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 340
ISBN: 1586171372
Release: 2008
Editor: Ignatius Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

King Lear
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Author: Jay L. Halio
Pages: 128
ISBN: 031331618X
Release: 2001
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In its timeless exploration of familial and political dissolution, and in its relentless questioning of the apparent moral indifference of the universe, King Lear is Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. It is also one of his most timely, for many of the issues it raises resonate loudly within our own era. This reference lucidly overviews King Lear's textual history and intellectual background, its issues and themes, its scholarly and critical reception, and its life in several different productions.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: H. S. Toshack
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780958005845
Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: WordSmith

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King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Alexander Leggatt
Pages: 146
ISBN: 0719027470
Release: 1991
Editor: Manchester University Press

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King Lear and the Gods

King Lear and the Gods
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Author: William R. Elton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780813161303
Release: 2015-01-13
Editor: University Press of Kentucky

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many critics hold that Shakespeare's King Lear is primarily a drama of meaningful suffering and redemption within a just universe ruled by providential higher powers. William Elton's King Lear and the Gods challenges the validity of this widespread optimistic view. Testing the prevailing view against the play's acknowledged sources, and analyzing the functions of the double plot, the characters, and the play's implicit ironies, Elton concludes that this standard interpretation constitutes a serious misreading of the tragedy.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 63
ISBN: 1782264574
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

King Lear is one of the greatest tragedies by Shakespeare. The play is focused around Lear, the aging King of Britain, and his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. When Lear wants to step down from the throne, he decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters and asks each daughter how much she loves him. Goneril and Regan, greedy for their share, give him flattering answers, while Cordelia remains silent, which enrages Lear and forces him to disown her. The play tells of Lear's fate once he has given up his kingdom and destroyed his relationship with his daughter.

Lady Romeo

Lady Romeo
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Author: Tana Wojczuk
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501199554
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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“A lively, illuminating new biography…Wojczuk reveals the force and vitality of this woman, on the stage and off.” —Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe “Once the empress of the stage, the indomitable 19th-century superstar Charlotte Cushman has been lost to us. Tana Wojczuk resurrects her here, charisma and originality intact. A brisk, beautifully crafted life of a pioneering actor who—on and off the stage—indeed seems to have been, as Wojczuk puts it, ‘a better man than most men.’” —Stacy Schiff, bestselling author of The Witches and Cleopatra For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this illuminating and enthralling biography of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays her radical lifestyle that riveted New York City and made headlines across America. 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 19th-century trailblazer. With new research and rarely seen letters and documents, Wojczuk reconstructs the formative years of Cushman’s life, set against the excitement and drama of 1800s New York City and 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.

Reading Shakespeare in Performance

Reading Shakespeare in Performance
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Author: James P. Lusardi,June Schlueter,Professor June Schlueter
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0838633943
Release: 1991
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work attempts to bring together the divided commitments of academics and theater people. Its method is threefold: scrutinizing the text for signals that may guide production, identifying and analyzing those moments that represent textual and performance cruces, and looking at ways in which performance interprets text by focusing on King Lear.

King Lear

King Lear
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Author: Gāmini Salgādo,William Shakespeare,Gamini Salgado
Pages: 85
ISBN: UCSC:32106014162470
Release: 1984
Editor: Palgrave

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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

Troilus and Cressida Cymbeline King Lear

Troilus and Cressida  Cymbeline  King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433074896345
Release: 1773
Editor: Unknown

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The History of King Lear

The History of King Lear
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Author: William Shakespeare,Gary Taylor
Pages: 321
ISBN: UOM:39015050751489
Release: 2000
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is based on the quarto, the version closest to his original manuscript. Included are guides to appreciation of the play, notes on staging and lighting, and the play's first derivative.