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King Lear : New Folger Library Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

King Lear

New Folger Library Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780743482769
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old

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- 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

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Essay by Susan Snyder

The 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.

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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ISBN: 9780743482769
ISBN-10: 074348276X
Series: New Folger Library Shakespeare
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.02 x 10.41  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated