The Tragedy of King Lear by William ShakespeareThe Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of King Lear

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorJay L. Halio

Paperback | September 19, 2005

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For this updated critical edition of King Lear, Jay Halio has added a new introductory section on recent stage, film, and critical interpretations of the play. He provides a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources and the literary, political and folkloric influences at work in the play; a detailed reading of the action; and a substantial stage history of major productions. An updated reading list completes the edition. First Edition Hb (1992) 0-521-33111-0 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-33729-1
Jay L. Halio is Professor of English at the University of Delaware.
Title:The Tragedy of King LearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:September 19, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521612632

ISBN - 13:9780521612630

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Date and sources of Shakespeare's King Lear; The play; King Lear on stage and screen; Recent stage, film, and critical interpretations; Textual analysis, part 1; Quarto and Folio compared: some parallel passages; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis, part 2; Appendix: Passages unique to the first quarto; Reading list.