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The First Quarto of King Lear : New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The First Quarto of King Lear

New Cambridge Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 10th February 1997
ISBN: 9780521587075
Number Of Pages: 156

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This edition of Shakespeare's King Lear is based on the first (1608) quarto and represents a significantly different version from that published in the folio of 1623, which forms the basis of the standard New Cambridge Shakespeare edition. Each has numerous unique passages and hundreds of variant readings, creating differences that affect the structure, characterization and overall impact of the play. This volume contains a substantial introduction, the text of the first quarto, a collation of variant readings and an appendix of passages unique to the Folio.

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"...it provides editorial assistance of every imaginable kind, textual variants, glossing of unfamiliar language." Studies in English Literature

Abbreviations and conventions
Note on the text
List of characters
The Play
Textual notes
Appendix: Passages unique to the Folio
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521587075
ISBN-10: 0521587077
Series: New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 10th February 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.96  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.23

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