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9 edition of Shakespeare"s King Lear found in the catalog.

Shakespeare"s King Lear

by Harold Bloom

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature,
  • Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Drama

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarold Bloom.
    GenreDrama.
    ContributionsShakespeare, William, 1564-1616., Bloom, Harold.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2819 .B58 2005
    The Physical Object
    Pagination181 p. ;
    Number of Pages181
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3422530M
    ISBN 101594480893
    LC Control Number2005044231


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Shakespeare"s King Lear by Harold Bloom Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Summary. Act 1 Scene 1. King Lear’s Palace. The play starts with the Earl of Kent, the Earl of Gloucester, and his bastard son, Edmund. The two earls are talking and Kent asks Gloucester to introduce his son.

Gloucester says that even though he is a bastard, he still loves him. Next enters King Lear, the Duke of Cornwall, and the Duke King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare.

The title character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.

The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. Home | Categories | Shakespeare King Lear stands alongside Hamlet as one of the most profound expressions of tragic drama in literature.

Written between andit represents Shakespeare at the height of his dramatic power. Drawing on ancient British history, Shakespeare constructs a plot that reads like a fable in its clear-sighted but terrifying  › Fiction › Classics.

King Lear gives love uncontrollably and expects to be loved in the same fashion. He tells us that he loved the little one, Cordelia, best (I.i,& ) and we must thus assume the most violent resentment on the part of the two elder daughters, who have learned to say not what they feel but what they ought to  › Books › Literature & Fiction › United States.

King Lear User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This must be a case of opposites attracting, as Yale releases another duo in its ongoing annotated Shakespeare series. Here the Bard's heaviest drama is paired with one of his lightest comedies. These also include textual notes, essays by Harold Bloom, and other extras.

Great for the ://?id=HzdNyUwq61MC. The main strength of James K. Lowers' Cliffs Notes for Shakespeare's "King Lear" are the commentaries on the play's specific scenes. If you pick up this little yellow volume with the black stripes looking for essays on specific characters or themes you are going to be very disappointed.

All of that is present, but it is scattered throughout  › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism. King Lear is also a work of great literary beauty, and that’s what I want to focus on.

This is, of course, Shakespeare, so we expect great poetry. Here, though, there is a concentrated fierceness to his words that make them seem like knife slashes or the bludgeoning of a baseball :// Book Description.

King Lear, in the popular Oxford School Shakespeare series, updated with a fresh new look. About the Author.

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the  › Poetry, Drama & Criticism › History & Criticism.

The story opens in ancient Britain, where the elderly King Lear is deciding to give up his power and divide his realm amongst his three daughters, Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril.

Lear's plan is to give the largest piece of his kingdom to the child who professes to love him the most, certain that his favorite daughter, Cordelia, will win the Lear, the aging king of Britain, decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters.

First, however, he puts his daughters through a test, asking each to tell him how much she loves him. Goneril and Regan, Lear’s older daughters, give their father flattering ://.