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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    auth_author2 Bain, Elspeth., Branagh, Kenneth., Foakes, R. A., Hutchinson, Emily., McCowen, Alec., Morris, Jonathan, 1954-, Scofield, Paul, 1922-2008., Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., Smith, Robert, 1954 April 24-
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Third series, Bain, Elspeth., Branagh, Kenneth., Britons, Cambridge school Shakespeare, Children's audiobooks., DRA010000, DRAMA SHAKESP, Digital content provided by hoopla., Dover Thrift study edition, Dover thrift study edition, Dover thrift study edition., Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books., Fathers and daughters, Feedbooks1606, Foakes, R. A., Hutchinson, Emily., I am a man more sinned against than sinning. A Shakespeare Society Production. The complete play in five acts., Includes bibliographical references and index., Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that helps readers gain a thorough understanding of the work's content and context. The comprehensive guide includes scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, analytical paper topics, list of characters, bibliography, and more., Inheritance and succession, King Lear, King Lear /edited by R.A. Foakes., King Lear banishes his favorite daughter when she speaks out against him. Little does he know that the two other daughters who praise him are actually plotting against him., King Lear descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all., King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Leir of Britain. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear being played by many of the world's most accomplished actors. (From Wikipedia), King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts, with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature., King LearWilliam Shakespeare., King learWilliam Shakespeare., Kings and rulers, Lear, King (Legendary character), Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Drama., Lear,King of England (Legendary character), London :Arden Shakespeare,2001., MWT11084037, MWT11104891, MWT11284942, MWT11285049, MWT11386421, MWT11463497, MWT11532967, MWT11586421, MWT11602397, MWT11602623, Made available through hoopla, McCowen, Alec., Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Morris, Jonathan,1954-, New Cambridge Shakespeare and Naxos Audiobooks, New Cambridge Shakespeare and Naxos Audiobooks., Originally published: [Walton-on-Thames, Eng.] : Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1997., PR2819.A2F62 2001, Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, it explores themes of filial ingratitude, injustice, wretchedness and the meaninglessness of life with unsurpassed power and depth. Reprinted here from an authoritative British edition, complete with explanatory footnotes., Rain, Wind, Thunder, Fire-- King Lear is Shakespeare's brilliant play about truth, love, and madness. King Lear slowly descends into madness after dividing his kingdom between the two daughters who are willing to flatter him rather than giving it to the one daughter who actually loves him. Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou trowest., Read by Kenneth Branagh, Various Readers., Read by Paul Scofield and cast., Read by Saddleback Educational Publishing., Read by Various Readers., Saddleback classics, Saddleback classics., Saddleback's illustrated classics, Saddleback's illustrated classics., Scofield, Paul,1922-2008., Scofield, Paul,1922-2008.|Performer, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William,1564-1616, Shakespeare, William,1564-1616,author., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.King Lear, Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.King Lear., Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.Works., Shakespeare, William., Shakespeare, Williamauthor, Smith, Robert,1954 April 24-, TBX, TBXdistributor, Talking books, This series features classic Shakespeare retold with graphic color illustrations. Educators using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 64-page, book retains key phrases and quotations from the original play. Research shows that the more students read, the better their vocabulary, their ability to read, and their knowledge of the world. Lear, the aging king, decides to relinquish his throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters as determined by their affirmations of love. Enraged and disappointed over daughter Cordelia's declaration, he banishes her and divides his kingdom equally between her two sisters. Jealousy and pride consume the two as they seek to control the kingdom. Treachery and betrayal lead to tragedy as the king slowly loses his grip on reality., Timeless Shakespeare-designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original play. These classic plays retold will grab a student's attention from the first page. Presented in traditional play script format, each title features simplified language, and strict adherence to the tone and integrity of the original. Audiobook for each title is paced for students to follow the text word-for-word. Books are sold separately. The king is weary. To get peace in his old age, he turns over his kingdom to his daughters. What does he get in return for his generosity? Betrayal, warfare... and madness., TnLvILSTnLvILS, TotalBooxdistributor, Tragedies., Tragedy of King Lear, Tragedy., Unabridged., Vendor-supplied metadata, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in late April 1565 and baptised there on 26th April. He was one of eight children. Little is known about his life but what is evident is the enormous contribution he has made to world literature. His writing was progressive, magnificent in scope and breathtaking in execution. His plays and sonnets helped enable the English language to speak with a voice unmatched by any other. William Shakespeare died on April 23rd 1616, survived by his wife and two daughters. He was buried two days after his death in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church. The epitaph on the slab which covers his grave includes the following passage, Good friend, for Jesus's sake forbear, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed me the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones. Here we publish his tragedy from 1605 'King Lear'., Young adult drama, English., [Fic], [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,2014., [United States]:Copyright Group ,2014., [United States]:Dover Publications ,2012., [United States]:Harper Collins Publishers ,2003., [United States]:Naxos ,2002., [United States]:Saddleback Educational Publishing ,2006., [United States]:Saddleback Educational Publishing ,2011., [United States]:Start Publishing LLC ,2013., [United States]:Wilder Publications, Inc. ,2015., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, eBook hoopla, en, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781482949469_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9780486110240_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9780486115658_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9781627557122_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780060743284_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/nax_9789629546885_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/sdb_9781612474229_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/sdb_9781612475301_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/sta_9781625589552_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781783943333_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw, text file, texttxt, xvii, 437 p. :ill., map ;21 cm.
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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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    subject_facet , Aging parents -- Drama, Britons -- Drama, Children's audiobooks, Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters -- Drama, Inheritance and succession -- Drama, Kings and rulers -- Drama, Lear, -- King of England (Legendary character) -- Drama, Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Drama, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- King Lear -- Adaptations -- Juvenile sound recordings, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- King Lear -- History and criticism, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- King Lear -- Problems, exercises, etc, Talking books -- Drama, Tragedies, Tragedy, Young adult drama, English
    title_display King Lear
    title_full King Lear, King Lear / edited by R.A. Foakes, King Lear [eBook] Shakespeare, William, King Lear [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, King Lear [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,, King Lear [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616., King lear [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
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    topic_facet Aging parents, Britons, Children's audiobooks, Classic Literature, Drama, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, History and criticism, Inheritance and succession, Kings and rulers, Lear, Lear, King (Legendary character), Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Drama, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William, Talking books, Tragedy, Young adult drama, English