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The Resource William Shakespeare : King Lear, John Lennard, (electronic resource)

William Shakespeare : King Lear, John Lennard, (electronic resource)

Label
William Shakespeare : King Lear
Title
William Shakespeare
Title remainder
King Lear
Statement of responsibility
John Lennard
Title variation
King Lear
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A theatre-based study guide to Shakespeare's greatest play, emphasising the conditions of Jacobethan production, textual variations, and aspects of modern performance, rather than the background of ideas or critical interpretations. This book aims to introduce students (including those with little or no prior experience of the field) to the worlds of Shakespeare and his theatre revealed in King Lear. It begins by 'Approaching Shakespeare' as utterly a man of the theatre, a professional actor before he was a playwright and a resident dramatist who knew intimately the actors for whom he wrote. It continues by discussing 'King Lear' in that light. The middle chapters look in detail at the 'Actors and Players' of the drama, and at Shakespeare's favourite 'Acts and Devices' as deployed within it. A final chapter considers the concept of 'comedic agony'. The annotated Bibliography includes the current major editions, major film-adaptations, and a selection of both the best criticism and the most useful websites
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lennard, John
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature insights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
William Shakespeare : King Lear, John Lennard, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover13; -- Licence and Use13; -- Title Page13; -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- A Note on the Author -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 0.1 Introduction -- 0.2 A note on the texts of King Lear -- 0.3 Acts and scenes in the Q1 and F1 texts -- Part 1. Approaching Shakespeare -- 1.19;A Man of the Jacobethan Theatre -- 1.2 Companies ActorsStagesAudiences13; -- 3.3 Venus and Lucrece -- 3.49;Errors and Two Gents -- Part 2. Approaching King Lear -- 2.1 Fathers and Daughters and Fools -- 2.28195;Unity and Division -- 2.3 A Play by Shakespeare -- Part 3. Actors and Players -- 3.1 Lear -- 2.2 Goneril -- 2.3 Regan -- 2.4 Cordelia -- 2.5 Albany -- 2.69;Cornwall -- 2.7 Burgundy and France -- 2.8 Kent/Caius -- 2.9 Gloucester -- 2.10 Edmund -- 2.11 Edgar/Poor Tom -- 2.12 Oswald -- 2.13 The Fool -- 3.14 Gentlemen, servants, &c. -- Part 4. Acts and Devices -- 4.1 Acts -- 4.2 Scenes -- 4.3 Soliloquy and Colloquy -- 4.4 Verse, Prose, and Song -- 4.5 Metatheatre -- 4.6 Doubling -- 4.7 Special Effects -- 4.8 Exits -- Part 5. Comedic Agony and King Lear -- Part 6. Critics Corner -- 6.1 Bibliography -- 6.2 Major films of King Lear -- 6.3 Web-sites -- Humanities-Ebooks
Control code
ocn747723683
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847601742
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747723683
Label
William Shakespeare : King Lear, John Lennard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover13; -- Licence and Use13; -- Title Page13; -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- A Note on the Author -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 0.1 Introduction -- 0.2 A note on the texts of King Lear -- 0.3 Acts and scenes in the Q1 and F1 texts -- Part 1. Approaching Shakespeare -- 1.19;A Man of the Jacobethan Theatre -- 1.2 Companies ActorsStagesAudiences13; -- 3.3 Venus and Lucrece -- 3.49;Errors and Two Gents -- Part 2. Approaching King Lear -- 2.1 Fathers and Daughters and Fools -- 2.28195;Unity and Division -- 2.3 A Play by Shakespeare -- Part 3. Actors and Players -- 3.1 Lear -- 2.2 Goneril -- 2.3 Regan -- 2.4 Cordelia -- 2.5 Albany -- 2.69;Cornwall -- 2.7 Burgundy and France -- 2.8 Kent/Caius -- 2.9 Gloucester -- 2.10 Edmund -- 2.11 Edgar/Poor Tom -- 2.12 Oswald -- 2.13 The Fool -- 3.14 Gentlemen, servants, &c. -- Part 4. Acts and Devices -- 4.1 Acts -- 4.2 Scenes -- 4.3 Soliloquy and Colloquy -- 4.4 Verse, Prose, and Song -- 4.5 Metatheatre -- 4.6 Doubling -- 4.7 Special Effects -- 4.8 Exits -- Part 5. Comedic Agony and King Lear -- Part 6. Critics Corner -- 6.1 Bibliography -- 6.2 Major films of King Lear -- 6.3 Web-sites -- Humanities-Ebooks
Control code
ocn747723683
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (112 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847601742
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747723683

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