King Lear

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Neil Heims, Harold Bloom
Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008 - Drama - 356 pages
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This remarkable edition features a newly edited text of King Lear based on the earliest printed text of the play, along with detailed notes and performance annotations. An integrated audio CD showcases the deeper understanding and enjoyment from the power of performance.HearReadSee: -- Hear recordings of great contemporary and historical performances of key scenes from the play.-- Read about a modern production, from the director's point of view.-- See production notes and photos alongside the text that takes you inside the stage experience.-- See photos from contemporary stage productions and movie adaptations.-- Read and see how a modern cast approaches the play, from interviews with the actors.-- Hear and read about how a legendary voice coach (previously from the RSC) approaches the text and works with actors on Speaking Shakespeare.Narrated by Sir Derek JacobiText Editor: Douglas Brooks (Texas A&M)

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Contents

Summary of King Lear
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Key Passages in King Lear
23
List of Characters in King Lear
49
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Heims is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher.

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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