King Lear

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-06-01
  • Publisher: RH

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* An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet * A special introduction to the play by the editor, Russell Fraser, University of Michigan * Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John Russell Brown, Harley Granville-Barker, Maynard Mack, and Linda Bamber * Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type

Table of Contents

Shakespeare: An Overviewp. vii
Biographical Sketchp. vii
A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordiansp. xi
The Shakespeare Canonp. xv
Shakespeare's Englishp. xviii
Shakespeare's Theaterp. xxvi
A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Rolesp. xxxiii
Shakespeare's Dramatic Language: Costumes, Gestures and Silences; Prose and Poetryp. xxxvi
The Play Text as a Collaborationp. xliii
Editing Textsp. xlix
Shakespeare on the Stagep. liv
Introductionp. lxiii
The Tragedy of King Learp. 1
Textual Notep. 146
The Date and Sources of King Learp. 156
from The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Irelandp. 159
from Arcadiap. 162
from The True Chronicle History of King Leirp. 170
from Preface to Shakespeare and "King Lear"p. 178
from Shakespearean Tragedyp. 190
from Prefaces to Shakespearep. 208
from King Lear in Out Timep. 225
The Woman Reader in King Learp. 235
Staging Violence in King Learp. 245
King Lear on Stage and Screenp. 249
Suggested Referencesp. 261
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