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King Lear

Author: Neil Heims; Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
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"King Lear" occupies a special place in the Shakespearean canon. Lear's descent into madness, the central event of this play, illustrates the extent to which humanity can be degraded by its errors.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King Lear.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008
(OCoLC)681500970
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Heims; Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9780791095744 0791095746
OCLC Number: 156874814
Description: xii, 356 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Volume introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of King Lear --
Key passages in King Lear --
List of characters in King Lear --
Criticism through the ages --
King Lear in the seventeenth century --
From The History of King Lear / Nahum Tate 1681 --
From The Antient and Modern Stages Surveyed / James Drake 1699 --
King Lear in the eighteenth century --
From Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear / Charles Gildon 1710 --
"Remarks on King Lear," from The Censor / Lewis Theobald 1715 --
From The Prompter / Aaron Hill 1735 --
From The Adventurer / Joseph Warton 1753 --
From Notes on Shakespear's Plays / Samuel Johnson 1768 --
"Lear," from The Mortality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated / Elizabeth Griffith 1775 --
"On the dramatic character of King Lear," from Essays on Some of Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters / William Richardson 1784. King Lear in the nineteenth century --
"Criticisms on Shakespeare's tragedies," from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature / August Wilhelm Schlegel 1809 --
"On the tragedies of Shakespeare," from The Reflector / Charles Lamb 1812 --
"Lear," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
"Lear," from Lectures and Notes on Shakespere and Other English Poets / Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1818 --
"On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again" / John Keats 1818 --
"Cordelia," from Shakespeare's Heroines : Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, & Historical / Anna Jameson 1833 --
"The restoration of Shakespeare's Lear to the stage," from The Examiner / Charles Dickens 1838 --
William Shakespeare / Victor Hugo 1864 --
"Lear," from Shakespere : a Critical Study of His Mind and Art / Edward Dowden 1875 --
A Study of Shakespeare / Algernon Charles Swinburne 1880 --
Some Criticisms on Poets, Memoir by His son / Alfred Lord Tennyson 1883. King Lear in the twentieth century --
"King Lear," from Shakespearean Tragedy / A.C. Bradley 1904 --
"On Shakespeare" / Leo Tolstoy 1906 --
"The theme of the three caskets," from Imago / Sigmund Freud 1913 --
"Shakespeare's King Lear : An Address to the Actors" / Alexander Blok 1920 --
"The Lear universe," from The Wheel of Fire / G. Wilson Knight 1930 --
"Lear, Tolstoy, and the fool," from Polemic / George Orwell 1947 --
"Cordelia as nature," from Shakespeare's Doctrine of Nature : A Study of King Lear / John F. Danby 1949 --
"King Lear," from The Meaning of Shakespeare / Harold C. Goddard 1951 --
"Desu absconditus : Lear," from King Lear and the Gods / William R. Elton 1966 --
"'Is this the promised end?' : the tragedy of King Lear," from Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism / Joyce Carol Oates 1974 --
"King Lear," from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare / Northrop Frye 1986 --
"Introduction," from King Lear (Modern Critical Interpretations) / Harold Bloom 1988 --
"Introduction," from King Lear (Major Literary Characters) / Harold Bloom 1992. King Lear in the twenty-first century --
"'Gods that we adore' : the divine in King Lear," from Renascence / Sean Lawrence 2004 --
Works cited --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Neil Heims.
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