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Lear, King (Legendary character)

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Works: 444 works in 1,237 publications in 3 languages and 66,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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    The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    286 editions published between 1681 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 17,413 libraries worldwide
    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character
    ... The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    77 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 5,936 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
    The history of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    23 editions published between 1739 and 2008 in English and held by 2,639 libraries worldwide
    "King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based firmly on the quarto, now recognized as the base text from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written introduction suggests how the work grew slowly in Shakespeare's imagination, fed by years of reading, thinking, and experience as a practical dramatist. Analysis of the great range of literary and other sources from which he shaped the tragedy, and of its critical and theatrical history, indicates that the play felt as shocking and original to early audiences as it does now. Its challenges have often been evaded, notably in Nahum Tate's notorious adaptation. During the twentieth century, however, deeper understanding of the conventions of Shakespeare's theatre restored confidence in the theatrical viability of his original text, while the play has also generated a remarkable range of off-shoots in film, television, the visual arts, music, and literature." "The commentary to this edition offers detailed help in understanding the language and dramaturgy in relation to the theatres in which King Lear was first performed. Additional sections reprint the early ballad, ignored by all modern editors, which was among its earliest derivatives, and provide additional guides to understanding and appreciating one of the greatest masterworks of Western civilization."--BOOK JACKET
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( file )
    64 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
    Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best
    Fool by Christopher Moore( Book )
    9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,276 libraries worldwide
    Pocket, King Lear's fool, sets out to straighten out the mess the mad king has made of the kingdom and the royal family, only to discover the truth about his own heritage
    William Shakespeare's King Lear ( Book )
    3 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
    Critical essays on Shakespeare's King Lear
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
    11 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,706 libraries worldwide
    Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge, they uncover a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
    Twentieth century interpretations of King Lear : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
    The masks of King Lear by Marvin Rosenberg( Book )
    2 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
    This great stage; image and structure in King Lear by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )
    3 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
    Some facets of King Lear; essays in prismatic criticism by Rosalie Littell Colie( Book )
    2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
    On King Lear by Lawrence Danson( Book )
    5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
    In their lectures on King Lear, the eight contributors to this volume fulfill Shakespeare's rigorous injunction to Speak what we feel"" about the playwright's amplest tragedy. Representing distinctive but complementary points of view, they cover theatrical history, verbal style, acting and actors, the playwright in his cultural context and in the light of enduring human concerns, and the Shakespearean view of history, tragedy, and psychology. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previ
    King Lear by Alexander Leggatt( Book )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
    "Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Provides the original reading of the play, discusses the key themes and concepts, and examines the critical ideas and trends
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
    14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
    "Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
    Fool by Christopher Moore( Sound Recording )
    11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
    In 1288, as King Lear watches his kingdom descend into chaos, the king's fool, Pocket, and Pocket's apprentice, Drool, take it upon themselves to restore order amidst the mayhem, and in the process make a surprising discovery about their own heritage
    Lear by Edward Bond( Book )
    7 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and German and held by 793 libraries worldwide
    "In this play of shattering power, an authoritarian monarch is overthrown by his daughters who, in turn, find the possession of power to be fatally evil. "I have all the power and yet I am a slave." In a popular insurrection, a peasant woman takes power and becomes even more cruel. As the play ends, another insurrection is in preparation and it's clear that the brutal cycle will endlessly repeat itself."--Publisher's description
    King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )
    1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities
    An essay on King Lear by S. L Goldberg( Book )
    5 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
    William Shakespeare's King Lear by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
    King Lear of Britain, has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan and the good and gentle Cordelia. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgement and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son Edgar in favor of the villainous Edmund. This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature
    King Lear a guide to the play by Jay L Halio( Book )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
    Publisher's description: In its timeless exploration of familial and political dissolution, and in its relentless questioning of the apparent moral indifference of the universe, King Lear is Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. It is also one of his most timely, for many of the issues it raises resonate loudly within our own era. Perhaps because of its contemporary relevance, it is one of Shakespeare's most frequently produced, taught, and studied works. And the amount of scholarship on King Lear is exceeded only be the complexity which that scholarship reveals. This book is a lucid and thorough guide to the play's roots and legacy. The volume begins with a discussion of the play's textual history, which is complicated by the different quarto and folio versions. It also addresses the merits of several recent editions. The book then looks at the literary, historical, and cultural contexts that inform the play. This is followed by an examination of Shakespeare's dramatic art, an analysis of the play's themes, and a summary of the different approaches critics have used to elucidate its meaning. A final chapter explores the play's rich production history, and a selected bibliography concludes the volume. As a guide, this reference successfully navigates the tremendous body of available scholarship and is a ready aid for a wide range of readers
 
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