9780198320548

King Lear

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198320548

  • ISBN10:

    019832054X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

The Oxford School Shakespeare is a well-established series which helps students understand and enjoy Shakespeare's plays.As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play in this series has an extensive range of students' notes. These include detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters.Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

Author Biography


Roma Gill has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Synopsis viii
Leading Characters in the Play x
commentary xiii
King Lear
Date and Text xli
Shakespeare's Verse xlii
Characters in the play xlv
King Lear
1(130)
Appendix A: Quarto and Folio 131(4)
Appendix B: Shakespeare's Sources 135(8)
What the Critics have said 143(4)
Classwork and Examinations 147(9)
Discussion
147(2)
Character Study
149(2)
Activities
151(1)
Context Questions
151(2)
Comprehension Questions
153(1)
Essays
154(1)
Projects
154(2)
Background 156(4)
Government
156(1)
Religion
156(1)
Education
157(1)
Language
157(1)
Drama
158(1)
Theatre
158(2)
Suggested Further Reading 160(1)
William Shakespeare 1564--1616 161(2)
List of Shakespeare's Plays 163

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