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The history of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Tragedies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
History of King Lear.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00034005
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor
ISBN: 9780198182900 0198182902 9780191732454 0191732451 019158424X 9780191584244 9786610765287 6610765286
OCLC Number: 252647373
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 321 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; INTRODUCTION; TEXTUAL INTRODUCTION AND EDITORIAL PROCEDURES; ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCES; KING LEAR; THE BALLAD OF KING LEAR; OFFSHOOTS OF KING LEAR; ALTERATIONS TO LINEATION; INDEX
Other Titles: King Lear
Responsibility: edited by Stanley Wells on the basis of a text prepared by Gary Taylor.

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Based on the 1608 quarto of "King Lear", this commentary aims to help readers understand the language and dramaturgy of the play, in relation to the theatres in which it was performed.  Read more...

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'This is a supremely student-friendly edition that will have far-reaching implications. Teachers throughout the English-speaking world will soon begin adopting Wells's edition for their courses.' * Read more...

 
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