9780743482769

King Lear

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  • ISBN13:

    9780743482769

  • ISBN10:

    074348276X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER

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Folger Shakespeare LibraryThe world's leading center for Shakespeare studiesEach edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best earlyprinted 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 an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare booksEssay by Susan SnyderThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

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
Commentaries
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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