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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare; Neil Heims; Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "King Lear," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Tragedies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Neil Heims; Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9780791098417 0791098419
OCLC Number: 244251452
Description: xii, 356 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Biography of William Shakespeare 1 --
Summary of King Lear 5 --
Key Passages in King Lear 23 --
List of Characters in King Lear 49 --
Criticism through the Ages 51 --
King Lear in the Seventeenth Century 53 --
1681-Nahum Tate. From The History of King Lear 54 --
1699-James Drake. From The Antient and Modern Stages Surveyed 71 --
King Lear in the Eighteenth Century 73 --
1710-Charles Gildon. From Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear 74 --
1715-Lewis Theobald. "Remarks on King Lear," from The Censor 75 --
1735-Aaron Hill. From The Prompter 79 --
1753-Joseph Warton. From The Adventurer 83 --
1768-Samuel Johnson. From Notes on Shakespear's Plays 93 --
1775-Elizabeth Griffith. "Lear," from The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated 95 --
1784-William Richardson. "On the Dramatic Character of King Lear," from Essays on Some of Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters 96 --
King Lear in the Nineteenth Century 99 --
1809-August Wilhelm Schlegel. "Criticisms on Shakspeare's Tragedies," from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature 100 --
1812-Charles Lamb. "On the Tragedies of Shakespeare," from The Reflector 103 --
1817-William Hazlitt. "Lear," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays 104 --
1818-Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Lear," from Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets 110 --
1818-John Keats. "On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again" 115 --
1833-Anna Jameson. "Cordelia," from Shakspeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, & Historical 115 --
1838-Charles Dickens. "The Restoration of Shakespeare's Lear to the Stage," from The Examiner 116 --
1864-Victor Hugo. William Shakespeare 119 --
1875-Edward Dowden. "Lear," from Shakspere: A Critical Study of His Mind and Art 122 --
1880-Algernon Charles Swinburne. A Study of Shakespeare 134 --
1883-Alfred Lord Tennyson. Some Criticisms on Poets, Memoir by His Son 137 --
King Lear in the Twentieth Century 139 --
1904-A. C. Bradley. "King Lear," from Shakespearean Tragedy 141 --
1906-Leo Tolstoy. "On Shakespeare" 156 --
1913-Sigmund Freud. "The Theme of the Three Caskets," from Imago 163 --
1920-Alexander Blok. "Shakespeare's King Lear: An Address to the Actors" 164 --
1930-G. Wilson Knight. "The Lear Universe," from The Wheel of Fire 169 --
1947-George Orwell. "Lear, Tolstoy, and the Fool," from Polemic 195 --
1949-John F. Danby. "Cordelia as Nature," from Shakespeare's Doctrine of Nature: A Study of King Lear 200 --
1951-Harold C. Goddard. "King Lear," from The Meaning of Shakespeare 213 --
1966-William R. Elton. "Deus Absconditus: Lear," from King Lear and the Gods 246 --
1974-Joyce Carol Oates. "'Is This the Promised End?': The Tragedy of King Lear," from Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 270 --
1986-Northrop Frye. "King Lear," from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare 288 --
1988-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from King Lear (Modern Critical Interpretations) 304 --
1992-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from King Lear (Major Literary Characters) 311 --
King Lear in the Twenty-first Century 321 --
2004-Sean Lawrence. "'Gods That We Adore': The Divine in King Lear," from Renascence 321.
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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Serves as a guide to Shakespeare's ""King Lear"". This book includes criticism from critiques dating back to the 17th century. It includes an introduction by Harold Bloom, a summary, analysis of key  Read more...

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