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King Lear (Shakespeare Handbooks)

King Lear (Shakespeare Handbooks) [Kindle Edition]

John Russell Brown

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'This is an excellent guide, written with John Russell Brown's characteristic wisdom, his distinguished scholarship and acute perception.' - Peter Holland, Notre Dame University, USA

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King Lear is widely considered to be Shakespeare's greatest and most challenging play. This unique volume features:
• a scene-by-scene commentary that traces the play's on-stage life and an audience's progressive experience of performance
• a close reading of the text that leads to a re-assessment of the tragedy's achievement
• discussion of the play's sources, and its cultural and political context
• accounts of major performances on stage and screen, and of notable critical assessments.

Inspiring and stimulating, this essential study of King Lear in both text and performance offers a path to a fuller knowledge of Shakespeare's verbal, theatrical and imaginative art.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 295 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; annotated edition edition (14 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #701,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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