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
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.
‘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
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