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"King Lear" dramatizes the troubled succession of an aging British monarch. Featuring cogent disquisitions on ambition, vanity, and loyalty, this is, one of the most analyzed and influential of Shakespeare's tragedies.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from "William Shakespeare: Complete Works." Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
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Title: King Lear (Signet Classic Edition CE1938)
Publisher: New American Library: 1963-05-01
ISBN Number: 0451519388
ISBN Number 13: 9780451519382
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 5.00 Item
Seller ID: 005604
Description: Good Condition: Unmarked, solid binding (creased spine), moderate age toning, moderate visible cover wear, minor visible outer soil. Used mass market size paperback book copy of King Lear by William Shakespeare. Sign Classic Edition 1963. 22nd printing. CE1938. New American Library. 287 pages. 4-1/8 x 6-7/8 inches, 18 cm. Edited by Russell Fraser. Sylvan Barnet, General edition. Revised and updated bibliography. From the back cover: Dramatic criticism from the past and present. Commentaries by Samuel Johnson, A.C. Bradley, Harley Granville Barker, and Harry Levin. Name of each speaker given in full. Detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page of the play keyed to the numbered lines of the text. Accelerated Reader AR 8.8. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!