King Lear

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The Signet Classics edition of one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.Full of cruelty and betrayal, King Lear is the timeless and timely story of a kingdom held in the thrall of an aging ruler's descent into madness. Desperate for praise, he banishes those who would guide him with honesty and surrounds himself with sycophants—an action which leads to his ultimately tragic downfall...This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
  • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Russell Fraser• Selections from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, and The True Chronicle History of King Lear, the sources from which Shakespeare derived King Lear
  • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John Russell Brown, and others
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
  • And more...
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    Full of cruelty and betrayal, King Lear is the timeless and timely story of a kingdom held in the thrall of an aging ruler's descent into madness. Desperate for praise, he banishes those who would guide him with honesty and surrounds himself with sycophants—an action which leads to his ultimately tragic downfall...
    This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
  • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
    • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Russell Fraser
    • Selections from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, and The True Chronicle History of King Lear, the sources from which Shakespeare derived King Lear
  • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John Russell Brown, and others
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
  • And more...
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