The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare

The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare

Description

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers

- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608
- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else
- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play
- illustrated with production photographs and related art
- includes 'The Ballad of King Lear' and related offshoots
- full index to introduction and commentary
- durable sewn binding for lasting use

'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement
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Details

Author(s)
William Shakespeare, Stanley W. Wells
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
129 x 196 x 17mm | 356g
Publication date
01 Dec 2009
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
Illustrations note
halftones
ISBN10
0199535825
ISBN13
9780199535828
Bestsellers rank
23,022