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The politics of King Lear. by Edwin Muir

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Published by Haskell House in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views,
  • Political plays, English -- History and criticism,
  • Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature,
  • Politics and literature -- Great Britain

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1947 ed.

SeriesW. P. Ker memorial lecture, 7
LC ClassificationsPR2819 .M8 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4911538M
ISBN 100838300553
LC Control Number76099171

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Also included is an essay by Harry V. Jaffa on the limits of politics in King Lear. "A very good book indeed one which can be recommended to all who are interested in Shakespeare." —G. P. V. Akrigg "This series of essays reminded me of the scope and depth of Shakespeare's original vision. King Lear is a tragedy by the big Billy himself, William Shakespeare. The play's action centers on an aging king who decides to divvy up his kingdom between his three daughters (Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia) in order to avoid any conflict after his death. King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she . King Lear in historical context As its title suggests, King Lear is a play about kingship, written during a period when the monarchy was of central importance, and the role of the monarch was under constant scrutiny and subject to endless theorization.

King Lear, tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written in –06 and published in a quarto edition in , evidently based on Shakespeare’s unrevised working papers. The text of the First Folio of often differs markedly from the quarto text and seemingly represents a theatrical revision done by the author with some cuts designed for shortened performance. again. The king is coming. Sennet. Enter KING LEAR, CORNWALL, ALBANY, GONERIL, REGAN, CORDELIA, and Attendants. KING LEAR Attend the lords of France and Burgundy, Gloucester. GLOUCESTER I shall, my liege. Exeunt GLOUCESTER and EDMUND. KING LEAR Meantime we shall express our darker purpose. Give me the map there. Know that we have divided. This artful edition — like an extraordinary stage performance — offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard’s own language, Gareth Hinds’s inventive format opens the experience of King Lear to students and fans of graphic literature. Oct 07,  · James Shapiro’s A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare was published to great acclaim 10 years ago. It opened with an atmospheric prologue – a freezing December morning in ; a dozen heavily armed men approaching a disused building in Shoreditch, east London.