The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

Author(s): William Shakespeare

Oxford Univ. Pr. Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, based on the Quarto text of 1608 - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions and much else - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play - illustrated with production photographs and related art - includes 'The Ballad of King Lear' and related offshoots - full index to introduction and commentary - durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780199535828
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : April 2008
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Shakespeare
  • : Paperback
  • : 822.33
  • : 336
  • : Shakespeare plays, texts
  • : halftones