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The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare By William Shakespeare

The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

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The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare Summary


The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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 ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare Reviews


'This is a supremely student-friendly edition that will have far-reaching implications. Teachers throughout the English-speaking world will soon begin adopting Wells's edition for their courses.' * Eric Rasmussen, Shakespeare Survey *

About William Shakespeare


Stanley Wells ran the Oxford Shakespeare Department within OUP while the Complete Works was in preparation. He is a former Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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GOR001988954
The History of King Lear: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-04-17
336
0199535825
9780199535828
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