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The Resource William Shakespeare's King Lear : a sourcebook, edited by Grace Ioppolo

William Shakespeare's King Lear : a sourcebook, edited by Grace Ioppolo

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William Shakespeare's King Lear : a sourcebook
Title
William Shakespeare's King Lear
Title remainder
a sourcebook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Grace Ioppolo
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Central to university and school studies, King Lear is the prime example of tragedy in the Shakespeare canon. This sourcebook discusses and examines King Lear within its cultural and literary contexts
Cataloging source
QCL
Index
index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Ioppolo, Grace
Series statement
Routledge guides to literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Lear
Label
William Shakespeare's King Lear : a sourcebook, edited by Grace Ioppolo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This volume first published as A Routledge literary sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Contexts
  • Contextual Overview.
  • p. 9
  • General Note.
  • p. 14
  • Chronology.
  • p. 15
  • Sources of King Lear.
  • p. 19
  • Primary Sources.
  • p. 19
  • From Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1135).
  • p. 19
  • From Raphael Holinshed, The Historie of England (1587).
  • p. 23
  • From Anonymous, The True Chronicle Historie of King Leir and his three daughters (1605).
  • p. 25
  • Secondary Sources.
  • p. 32
  • From John Higgins, The First Parte of the Mirour for Magistrates (1574).
  • p. 32
  • From Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1596).
  • p. 36
  • From Sir Philip Sidney, The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia (1590).
  • p. 38
  • From Samuel Harsnett, A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures (1603).
  • p. 40
  • From James I, The True Law of Free Monarchies (1598).
  • p. 40
  • From James I, Basilikon Doron (1603).
  • p. 41
  • 2.
  • Interpretations
  • Critical History.
  • p. 45
  • Early Critical Reception.
  • p. 48
  • From Charles Gildon, 'Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear' (1710).
  • p. 48
  • From Lewis Theobald, Notes on King Lear (1733).
  • p. 48
  • From Samuel Johnson, Notes on King Lear (1765).
  • p. 49
  • From Charles Lamb, 'On the Tragedies of Shakespeare' (1810).
  • p. 50
  • From William Hazlitt, 'Characters of Shakespear's Plays: King Lear' (1817).
  • p. 51
  • From Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Records of his Lecture on King Lear (1819).
  • p. 53
  • John Keats, 'On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again' (1818).
  • p. 53
  • Modern Criticism.
  • p. 55
  • From A. C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth (1904).
  • p. 55
  • From Jan Kott, Shakespeare Our Contemporary (1967).
  • p. 56
  • From Peter Brook, The Empty Space (1968).
  • p. 58
  • From R. A. Foakes, Hamlet versus Lear: Cultural Politics and Shakespeare's Art (1993).
  • p. 59
  • From Kathleen McLuskie, 'The Patriarchal Bard' (1985).
  • p. 60
  • From Coppelia Kahn, 'The Absent Mother in King Lear' (1986).
  • p. 62
  • From Michael Warren, 'General Introduction', William Shakespeare: The Complete King Lear 1608-1623 (1989).
  • p. 64
  • From Terence Hawkes, William Shakespeare: King Lear (1995).
  • p. 65
  • Work in Performance.
  • p. 67
  • King Lear on Stage.
  • p. 67
  • King Lear on Screen.
  • p. 70
  • 1681-1834: Tate's King Lear in Performance.
  • p. 75
  • From Nahum Tate, The History of King Lear (1681).
  • p. 75
  • From Thomas Davies, Dramatic Miscellanies (1784).
  • p. 76
  • From Elizabeth Inchbald, Comments on King Lear; a Tragedy in Five Acts (1807).
  • p. 77
  • From George Daniel, King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts, by William Shakespeare (1830).
  • p. 78
  • Nineteenth Century: The Return of Shakespeare's King Lear to the Stage.
  • p. 79
  • From [William] Macready's Reminiscences, and Selections from his Diaries and Letters (1876).
  • p. 79
  • Henry Irving, Preface to King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts (1892).
  • p. 81
  • Modern Performance: Traditional and Radical King Lear.
  • p. 81
  • From Harley Granville-Barker, Prefaces to Shakespeare (1927).
  • p. 81
  • From John Gielgud, An Actor and His Time (1981).
  • p. 82
  • From Ivor Brown, 'The Old Vic King Lear' (1946).
  • p. 84
  • From Richard Eyre and Nicholas Wright, Changing Stages: A View of British Theatre in the Twentieth Century (2000).
  • p. 85
  • From Dennis Kennedy, 'King Lear and the Theatre' (1976).
  • p. 85
  • From Grigori Kozintsev, King Lear: The Space of Tragedy. The Diary of a Film Director (1973).
  • p. 88
  • From Edward Bond, Lear (1971).
  • p. 89
  • From Antony Sher, Beside Myself: An Autobiography (2001).
  • p. 90
  • From Alastair Macaulay, Review of the Royal National Theatre's production of King Lear (1997).
  • p. 92
  • 3.
  • Key Passages
  • Introduction.
  • p. 95
  • Note on the Text.
  • p. 95
  • Note on the Key Passages.
  • p. 96
  • Synopsis of the Play.
  • p. 96
  • List of Key Passages.
  • p. 98
  • Key Passages.
  • p. 102
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear tests the love of his daughters.
  • p. 102
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear tests Cordelia.
  • p. 105
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear bargains with Cordelia's suitors.
  • p. 110
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Cordelia confronts Goneril and Regan.
  • p. 113
  • Act 1, Scene 2: Edmund deceives Gloucester.
  • p. 115
  • Act 1, Scene 2: Edmund deceives Edgar.
  • p. 119
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Lear meets the disguised Kent.
  • p. 121
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Lear is reunited with the Fool.
  • p. 123
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Goneril confronts Lear.
  • p. 126
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Kent insults Oswald and is stocked.
  • p. 129
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Lear finds Kent in the stocks.
  • p. 133
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Lear confronts Regan and Cornwall.
  • p. 135
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Goneril and Regan reject Lear.
  • p. 137
  • Act 3, Scene 2: Lear goes mad on the health.
  • p. 141
  • Act 3, Scene 4: Lear meets Tom of Bedlam.
  • p. 144
  • Act 3, Scene 6: Lear's mock-trial of Goneril and Regan.
  • p. 147
  • Act 3, Scene 7: Gloucester's blinding.
  • p. 149
  • Act 4, Scene 1: Edgar finds his father.
  • p. 154
  • Act 4, Scene 2: Albany confronts Goneril.
  • p. 157
  • Act 4, Scene 6: Gloucester and Edgar reach Dover.
  • p. 158
  • Act 4, Scene 6: Gloucester and Edgar find Lear.
  • p. 162
  • Act 4, Scene 7: Lear is reunited with Cordelia.
  • p. 165
  • Act 5, Scene 3: Lear and Cordelia are imprisoned.
  • p. 168
  • Act 5, Scene 3: The death of Edmund, Goneril, Regan, Cordelia and Lear.
  • p. 173
  • 4.
  • Further Reading
  • Introduction.
  • p. 183
  • Recommended Editions of King Lear.
  • p. 183
  • Recommended Book-length Studies of King Lear.
  • p. 184
  • General studies of the play.
  • p. 184
  • On the play in performance.
  • p. 185
  • On textual matters including authorial revision and printing history.
  • p. 185
  • Further References.
  • p. 186
  • Index.
  • p. 189
Control code
ocm58840562
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 192 p.
Isbn
9780415234726
Lccn
2002153225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
William Shakespeare's King Lear : a sourcebook, edited by Grace Ioppolo
Publication
Note
"This volume first published as A Routledge literary sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Contexts
  • Contextual Overview.
  • p. 9
  • General Note.
  • p. 14
  • Chronology.
  • p. 15
  • Sources of King Lear.
  • p. 19
  • Primary Sources.
  • p. 19
  • From Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1135).
  • p. 19
  • From Raphael Holinshed, The Historie of England (1587).
  • p. 23
  • From Anonymous, The True Chronicle Historie of King Leir and his three daughters (1605).
  • p. 25
  • Secondary Sources.
  • p. 32
  • From John Higgins, The First Parte of the Mirour for Magistrates (1574).
  • p. 32
  • From Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1596).
  • p. 36
  • From Sir Philip Sidney, The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia (1590).
  • p. 38
  • From Samuel Harsnett, A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures (1603).
  • p. 40
  • From James I, The True Law of Free Monarchies (1598).
  • p. 40
  • From James I, Basilikon Doron (1603).
  • p. 41
  • 2.
  • Interpretations
  • Critical History.
  • p. 45
  • Early Critical Reception.
  • p. 48
  • From Charles Gildon, 'Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear' (1710).
  • p. 48
  • From Lewis Theobald, Notes on King Lear (1733).
  • p. 48
  • From Samuel Johnson, Notes on King Lear (1765).
  • p. 49
  • From Charles Lamb, 'On the Tragedies of Shakespeare' (1810).
  • p. 50
  • From William Hazlitt, 'Characters of Shakespear's Plays: King Lear' (1817).
  • p. 51
  • From Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Records of his Lecture on King Lear (1819).
  • p. 53
  • John Keats, 'On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again' (1818).
  • p. 53
  • Modern Criticism.
  • p. 55
  • From A. C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth (1904).
  • p. 55
  • From Jan Kott, Shakespeare Our Contemporary (1967).
  • p. 56
  • From Peter Brook, The Empty Space (1968).
  • p. 58
  • From R. A. Foakes, Hamlet versus Lear: Cultural Politics and Shakespeare's Art (1993).
  • p. 59
  • From Kathleen McLuskie, 'The Patriarchal Bard' (1985).
  • p. 60
  • From Coppelia Kahn, 'The Absent Mother in King Lear' (1986).
  • p. 62
  • From Michael Warren, 'General Introduction', William Shakespeare: The Complete King Lear 1608-1623 (1989).
  • p. 64
  • From Terence Hawkes, William Shakespeare: King Lear (1995).
  • p. 65
  • Work in Performance.
  • p. 67
  • King Lear on Stage.
  • p. 67
  • King Lear on Screen.
  • p. 70
  • 1681-1834: Tate's King Lear in Performance.
  • p. 75
  • From Nahum Tate, The History of King Lear (1681).
  • p. 75
  • From Thomas Davies, Dramatic Miscellanies (1784).
  • p. 76
  • From Elizabeth Inchbald, Comments on King Lear; a Tragedy in Five Acts (1807).
  • p. 77
  • From George Daniel, King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts, by William Shakespeare (1830).
  • p. 78
  • Nineteenth Century: The Return of Shakespeare's King Lear to the Stage.
  • p. 79
  • From [William] Macready's Reminiscences, and Selections from his Diaries and Letters (1876).
  • p. 79
  • Henry Irving, Preface to King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts (1892).
  • p. 81
  • Modern Performance: Traditional and Radical King Lear.
  • p. 81
  • From Harley Granville-Barker, Prefaces to Shakespeare (1927).
  • p. 81
  • From John Gielgud, An Actor and His Time (1981).
  • p. 82
  • From Ivor Brown, 'The Old Vic King Lear' (1946).
  • p. 84
  • From Richard Eyre and Nicholas Wright, Changing Stages: A View of British Theatre in the Twentieth Century (2000).
  • p. 85
  • From Dennis Kennedy, 'King Lear and the Theatre' (1976).
  • p. 85
  • From Grigori Kozintsev, King Lear: The Space of Tragedy. The Diary of a Film Director (1973).
  • p. 88
  • From Edward Bond, Lear (1971).
  • p. 89
  • From Antony Sher, Beside Myself: An Autobiography (2001).
  • p. 90
  • From Alastair Macaulay, Review of the Royal National Theatre's production of King Lear (1997).
  • p. 92
  • 3.
  • Key Passages
  • Introduction.
  • p. 95
  • Note on the Text.
  • p. 95
  • Note on the Key Passages.
  • p. 96
  • Synopsis of the Play.
  • p. 96
  • List of Key Passages.
  • p. 98
  • Key Passages.
  • p. 102
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear tests the love of his daughters.
  • p. 102
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear tests Cordelia.
  • p. 105
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Lear bargains with Cordelia's suitors.
  • p. 110
  • Act 1, Scene 1: Cordelia confronts Goneril and Regan.
  • p. 113
  • Act 1, Scene 2: Edmund deceives Gloucester.
  • p. 115
  • Act 1, Scene 2: Edmund deceives Edgar.
  • p. 119
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Lear meets the disguised Kent.
  • p. 121
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Lear is reunited with the Fool.
  • p. 123
  • Act 1, Scene 4: Goneril confronts Lear.
  • p. 126
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Kent insults Oswald and is stocked.
  • p. 129
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Lear finds Kent in the stocks.
  • p. 133
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Lear confronts Regan and Cornwall.
  • p. 135
  • Act 2, Scene 2: Goneril and Regan reject Lear.
  • p. 137
  • Act 3, Scene 2: Lear goes mad on the health.
  • p. 141
  • Act 3, Scene 4: Lear meets Tom of Bedlam.
  • p. 144
  • Act 3, Scene 6: Lear's mock-trial of Goneril and Regan.
  • p. 147
  • Act 3, Scene 7: Gloucester's blinding.
  • p. 149
  • Act 4, Scene 1: Edgar finds his father.
  • p. 154
  • Act 4, Scene 2: Albany confronts Goneril.
  • p. 157
  • Act 4, Scene 6: Gloucester and Edgar reach Dover.
  • p. 158
  • Act 4, Scene 6: Gloucester and Edgar find Lear.
  • p. 162
  • Act 4, Scene 7: Lear is reunited with Cordelia.
  • p. 165
  • Act 5, Scene 3: Lear and Cordelia are imprisoned.
  • p. 168
  • Act 5, Scene 3: The death of Edmund, Goneril, Regan, Cordelia and Lear.
  • p. 173
  • 4.
  • Further Reading
  • Introduction.
  • p. 183
  • Recommended Editions of King Lear.
  • p. 183
  • Recommended Book-length Studies of King Lear.
  • p. 184
  • General studies of the play.
  • p. 184
  • On the play in performance.
  • p. 185
  • On textual matters including authorial revision and printing history.
  • p. 185
  • Further References.
  • p. 186
  • Index.
  • p. 189
Control code
ocm58840562
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 192 p.
Isbn
9780415234726
Lccn
2002153225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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