King Lear

Dr Keith Carabine, Kiernan Ryan, Kiernan Ryan (introduction), Professor Cedric Watts, Professor Cedric Watts (introduction), R. A. Foakes, William Shakespeare

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Penguin Books Ltd, Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Published: 30-07-2015


The ageing King Lear, tired of office, decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia; but the decision to allot their share based on the love they express for him proves to be a terrible mistake.

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‘The most perfect specimen of the dramatic art existing in the world’ Percy Bysshe ShelleyShakespeare’s bleak and brutal tragedy begins when an ageing king, seeking a successor, rejects the young daughter who loves him and misplaces his trust in her malevolent sisters. In return they strip him of his power and condemn him to a wretched wasteland of horror and insanity. Set in a pitiless universe, King Lear is a towering, elemental masterpiece of fierce poetry and vast imaginative scope.Used and Recommended by the National TheatreGeneral Editor Stanley WellsEdited by George HunterIntroduction by Kiernan Ryan

Additional information

Weight 0.269 kg
Dimensions 21 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 368