Guide to King Lear PB
A Guide to King Lear (The Shakespeare Handbooks)
Alistair McCallum (Author)
The Shakespeare Handbooks provide a helpful, straightforward guide to the work of the world’s most celebrated dramatist. Along with a clear, easy-to-follow description of the plot, each book contains plenty of quotations from the text – with simple explanations of any unfamiliar words and phrases – and some thought-provoking comments from critics, past and present.
The Shakespeare Handbooks include a few intriguing Shakespearean facts and figures, too. How old was Shakespeare when he wrote King Lear? How do the white cliffs of Dover feature in the play? Who wrote a revised version of King Lear with a happy ending – and what did audiences think of it? What is ‘the excellent foppery of the world’? What does to ‘stand the course’ mean? And what did Ted Hughes, George Orwell and Germaine Greer think of the play?
If you’re apprehensive about approaching a Shakespeare play, the Shakespeare Handbooks provide the perfect introduction. They’re ideal for students, theatregoers – in fact, anyone curious to know more about the greatest plays in the English language.
Paperback: 104 pages
Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
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