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King Lear
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Twayne Pub
Publication date December 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805787078
ISBN-10 0805787070
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $20.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Describes the story of a powerful man's descent from the implied divinity of his noble state to a profound recognition of his human nature, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and technique
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This updated and expanded analysis of King Lear in performance includes new chapters on the television version of the Royal National Theatre production directed by Richard Eyre and starring Ian Holm; and on Akira Kurosawa's 'Ran'. Earlier chapters provide close, detailed analyses of the stage, film and television interpretations of John Gielgud, Harley Granville Barker, Paul Scofield, Peter Brook, Peter Ustinov, Michael Gambon, Adrian Noble, Grigori Kozintsev, Michael Hordern, Jonathan Miller, Laurence Olivier and Michael Elliott.

By examining such issues as the playing of Lear, the staging of the storm and the battle, and the choice of historical period, this book shows how interpretation and performance are bound together, and how the play is transformed through different historical and political contexts.

This will be essential reading for students in English, drama or film at any level, theatregoers, and anyone involved in productions of the play.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780719062247 Book cover for 9780805787078
 
2 edition from Manchester Univ Pr (March 2, 2005)
9780719062247 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $89.00
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from Twayne Pub (December 1, 1988)
9780805787078 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | List price $20.95
About: Describes the story of a powerful man's descent from the implied divinity of his noble state to a profound recognition of his human nature, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and technique
Paperback
Book cover for 9780719027482 Book cover for 9780719062254 Book cover for 9780805787115
 
2 edition from Manchester Univ Pr (March 2, 2005)
9780719062254 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $30.00
from Manchester Univ Pr (April 1, 1991)
9780719027482 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
from Twayne Pub (December 1, 1988)
9780805787115 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Describes the story of a powerful man's descent from the implied divinity of his noble state to a profound recognition of his human nature, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and technique

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