On King Lear

On King Lear

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In their lectures on King Lear, the eight contributors to this volume fulfill Shakespeare's rigorous injunction to Speak what we feel" about the playwright's amplest tragedy. Representing distinctive but complementary points of view, they cover theatrical history, verbal style, acting and actors, the playwright in his cultural context and in the light of enduring human concerns, and the Shakespearean view of history, tragedy, and psychology. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Princeton University Press
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 069160990X
  • 9780691609904

Table of contents

*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Introduction, pg. 1*One. King Lear and the Shakespearean Pageant of History, pg. 7*Two. King Lear: Acting and Feeling, pg. 25*Three. Shakespeare, the King's Company, and King Lear, pg. 47*Four. As the Wind Sits: The Poetics of King Lear, pg. 61*Five. The Image of the Family in King Lear, pg. 91*Six. King Lear and the Two Abysses, pg. 119*Seven. "Nothing Almost Sees Miracles": Tragic Knowledge in King Lear, pg. 136*Eight. King Lear in the Theater, pg. 163
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