King Lear

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Yale University Press, 2007 - Drama - 215 pages
King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear’s failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.
 

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This must be a case of opposites attracting, as Yale releases another duo in its ongoing annotated Shakespeare series. Here the Bard's heaviest drama is paired with one of his lightest comedies. These also include textual notes, essays by Harold Bloom, and other extras. Great for the price. Read full review

Contents

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ix
INTRODUCTION
xvii
TEXTUAL NOTE
xxix
SOME ESSENTIALS OF THE SHAKESPEAREAN STAGE
xxxi
King Lear
1
AN ESSAY BY HAROLD BLOOM
195
FURTHER READING
207
FINDING LIST
213
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Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and professor of English emeritus, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The most recent of his many publications is Selected Poems by Nicolas Boileau, published by Yale University Press. He lives in Lafayette. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, is the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine.

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