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The Tragedy of King Lear

2nd Edition

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Part of The New Cambridge Shakespeare

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521847919

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About the Authors
  • For this updated critical edition of King Lear, Jay Halio has added a new introductory section on recent stage, film, and critical interpretations of the play. He provides a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources and the literary, political and folkloric influences at work in the play; a detailed reading of the action; and a substantial stage history of major productions. An updated reading list completes the edition. First Edition Hb (1992) 0-521-33111-0 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-33729-1

    • This updated edition includes the new section 'Recent stage, film, and critical interpretations', and an updated reading list
    • The first fully annotated, critical edition of King Lear to appear for over forty years
    • Explains the differences between the Folio and quarto versions
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521847919
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.651kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of abbreviations and conventions
    Introduction: Date and sources of Shakespeare's King Lear
    The play
    King Lear on stage and screen
    Recent stage, film, and critical interpretations
    Textual analysis, part 1
    Quarto and Folio compared: some parallel passages
    Note on the text
    List of characters
    The Play
    Textual analysis, part 2
    Appendix: Passages unique to the first quarto
    Reading list.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Placement Literature
    • Foundations of Literary Analysis
    • Seminar in Major Authors
    • Shakespeare and Film
    • Studies in Shakespeare
  • Author

    William Shakespeare


    Jay L. Halio, University of Delaware
    Jay L. Halio is Professor of English at the University of Delaware.

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