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The history of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The introduction illuminates the plays' origins and practicalities of composition, its reception and influence. Detailed notes pay special attention to language and staging, and the volume includes King Lear's first derivative, a contemporary ballad, and guides to appreciation of the play and its multiple offshoots.
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Fiction
Drama
Romans
Théâtre
Named Person: Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells
ISBN: 9780199535828 0199535825
OCLC Number: 191752385
Notes: "First published by the Clarendon Press 2000"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: King Lear
Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by Stanley Wells on the basis of a text prepared by Gary Taylor.

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The introduction illuminates the plays' origins and practicalities of composition, its reception and influence. Detailed notes pay special attention to language and staging, and the volume includes King Lear's first derivative, a contemporary ballad, and guides to appreciation of the play and its multiple offshoots.

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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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