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General Editors introduction
Responses to the text and the play in performance
Ready reference guide
Sample extended responses
A.C. Bradley actors Albany audience banished Bedlam blind Gloucester brother Caroline Spurgeon century Charles Lamb close study context Cornwall Cornwall's servants critics cruelty daughters death disguise dramatic Edgar Elizabethan emotion emphasises example expressed father film Focus questions Fool France Gloucester's castle gods Goneril and Regan Greenblatt heavens Heilman hovel human ideas imagery insight Jan Kott Judy Davis justice Kent Kermode killed King Lear kingdom Knight language Lear and Cordelia Lear and Gloucester Lear's London Michael Gow Oswald patience Paul Scofield performed Peter Brook play's poor naked wretches prayer prose Quote Speaker Analysis realises redemption reference Regan and Edmund regarded rhymes Richard Burbage role Royal Shakespeare Company says Shakespeare's plays sisters society soliloquy speak speech spiritual health stage storm scenes study of text suffering Sydney Theatre Company term Christian Communism Theatre thee themes thou tragedies tragic Wilson Knight words