Front cover image for King Lear

King Lear

Featuring the images of some of the world's most famous stage and film actors, these additions to the all-new Oxford School Shakespeare introduce--and enthrall--young people to one of the greatest writers of all time. This season brings revised editions of five of the Bard's most famous plays--As You Like It, Othello, Hamlet, Love's Labour Lost and The Taming of the Shrew. Designed specifically for students unfamiliar with Shakespeare's rich literary legacy, these new editions present Shakespeare's sometimes-intimidating Middle English in a way that is easy-to-read and engaging for ages twelve and up. The notes and introductions have been completely revised, allowing unprecedented clarity and accessibility. Featuring new covers and new illustrations--including photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays from around the world--Oxford School Shakespeare brings all the pleasure of these literary treasures to life
Print Book, English, 2002
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002
xliv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780198320548, 019832054X
Leading characters in the play
King Lear : commentary
Date and text
Shakespeare's verse
Characters in the play
King Lear
Appendix A : quarto and folio
Appendix B : Shakespeare's sources
What the critics have said
Classwork and examinations. Discussion ; Character study ; Activities ; Context questions ; Comprehension questions ; Essays ; Projects
Background. Government ; Religion ; Education ; Language ; Drama ; Theatre
Suggested further reading
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
List of Shakespeare's plays
Reissue. Originally published: 1994