King Lear

King Lear : A Critical Guide

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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This 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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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 22mm | 340.19g
  • 25 Aug 2011
  • Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • New York
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1441158960
  • 9781441158963
  • 544,861

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Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English at Bangor University, UK.

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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

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