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The tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare; Barbara A Mowat; Paul Werstine; Folger Shakespeare Library.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, [2009]
Series: New Folger Library Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Simon & Schuster paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The New Folger Library edition of Shakespeare's plays provides accurate texts in modern spelling and punctuation, as well as scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, many pictures clarifying Shakespeare's language, and notes recording all significant departures from the early printed versions. The play is prefaced by a brief introduction, by a guide to reading Shakespeare's language, and by accounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Tragedies
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Barbara A Mowat; Paul Werstine; Folger Shakespeare Library.
ISBN: 9780743484954 0743484959
OCLC Number: 824176685
Description: lxvii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Editors' preface --
Shakespeare's King Lear --
Reading Shakespeare's language --
Shakespeare's life --
Shakespeare's theater --
Publication of Shakespeare's plays --
Introduction to this text --
Tragedy of King Lear: Text of the play with commentary --
Textual notes --
King Lear: Modern perspective / Susan Snyder --
Further reading --
Key to famous lines and phrases.
Series Title: New Folger Library Shakespeare.
Other Titles: King Lear
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine.
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The New Folger Library edition of Shakespeare's plays provides accurate texts in modern spelling and punctuation, as well as scene-by-scene action summaries, full explanatory notes, many pictures clarifying Shakespeare's language, and notes recording all significant departures from the early printed versions. The play is prefaced by a brief introduction, by a guide to reading Shakespeare's language, and by accounts of his life and theater, followed by an annotated list of further readings and by a "Modern Perspective" written by Susan Snyder.

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