King Lear

King Lear

3.9 (157,611 ratings by Goodreads)
General editor  , General editor  , By (author)  , Edited by  , Edited by  , Founded by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. The Rex Gibson active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways, sharing Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive stagecraft, writing, language, characters and themes features. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'King Lear' and Shakespeare, and extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of global performances of 'King Lear'. Further support material available at
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 245 x 11mm | 590g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1107615380
  • 9781107615380
  • 116,524

Table of contents

Introduction; Photo gallery; List of characters; Act 1; Act 2; Act 3; Act 4; Act 5; Perspectives and themes; The contexts of King Lear; Characters; The language of King Lear; Critics' forum; The truth and reconciliation commission; King Lear in performance; Writing about Shakespeare; Writing about King Lear; The Quarto and Folio editions; Timeline; Acknowledgements.
show more

Rating details

157,611 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 34% (53,765)
4 33% (51,339)
3 24% (38,464)
2 7% (11,073)
1 2% (2,970)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X