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    King Lear: A Critical Guide (Continuum Renaissance Drama) (Paperback) Edited by Lisa Hopkins, Edited by Andrew Hiscock, Contributions by Lori Anne Ferrell, Contributions by Joan Fitzpatrick, Contributions by Philippa Kelly, Contributions by Willy Maley, Contributions by John J. Norton, Contributions by Anthony Parr, Contributions by Peter Sillitoe, Contributions by Ramona Wray

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    DescriptionThis is a comprehensive critical guide to "King Lear", including critical and performance history, adaptation, new directions in research and an annotated bibliography. "King Lear" is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied plays - seen as one of the most significant and universal tragedies of all time. This guide introduces the play's critical and performance history, including notable stage productions alongside TV, film and radio versions. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research. "Continuum Renaissance Drama" offers practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performative contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Each guide introduces the text's critical and performance history but also provides students with an invaluable insight into the landscape of current scholarly research through a keynote essay on the state of the art and newly commissioned essays of fresh research from different critical perspectives.

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    King Lear
    A Critical Guide
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Lisa Hopkins, Edited by Andrew Hiscock, Contributions by Lori Anne Ferrell, Contributions by Joan Fitzpatrick, Contributions by Philippa Kelly, Contributions by Willy Maley, Contributions by John J. Norton, Contributions by Anthony Parr, Contributions by Peter Sillitoe, Contributions by Ramona Wray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441158963
    ISBN 10: 1441158960

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    BISAC V2.8: LIT015000, LIT013000
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    LC classification: PR2819 .K4875 2011
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    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    25 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English at Bangor University, UK.
    Review quote
    This volume provides "all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know" about the challenging experience of King Lear. The coverage is compendious, the research up-to-date, and the essays rich with fresh insights.--Sanford Lakoff
    Table of contents
    Series Introduction; King Lear Timeline; Introduction; 1. The Critical Backstory, Joan Fitzpatrick (Loughborough University, UK); 2. Performance History, Ramona Wray (Queen's University Belfast, UK); 3. The State of the Art, Philippa Kelly (University of New South Wales, Australia); 4. New Directions: Bowdlerizing and Borrowing: Finding Bits of Lear on the 19th and 20th Century Stage, Lori-Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate School, USA); 5. New Directions: 'The Promised End': King Lear and millenarian / utopian ideas in the early seventeenth century, Anthony Parr (University of Western Cape, SA); 6. New Directions: King Lear and Protestantism, John J. Norton (Concordia University, USA); 7. New Directions: King Lear as 'British' play, Willy Maley (University of Glasgow, UK); 8. Resources, Peter Sillitoe (De Montfort University, UK); Notes on Contributors; Index.