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King Lear

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 168
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Shakespeare Handbooks

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15 September 2009

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An introductory guide to King Lear in performance offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey...

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An introductory guide to King Lear in performance offering a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of film and TV adaptations, a sampling of critical opinion and annotated further reading.

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The only introduction to 'King Lear' on the market which offers a theatrical commentary, enabling students to get a sense of the play as a performance text
Responds to the increasing interest in the plays as performance
Written byan internationally well-regarded scholar of Shakespeare

General Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Texts and Early Performances
Commentary
The Play's Sources and Cultural Context
Key Productions and Performances
The Play on Screen
Critical Assessments
Further Reading
Index.
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JOHN RUSSELL BROWN is Honorary Professor at University College London, UK, and has held chairs of English and Theatre in both England and the USA, directed plays in student and professional theatres, and was Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre. His previous publications include Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event and Shakespeare Dancing, all of which are published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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JOHN RUSSELL BROWN is Honorary Professor at University College London, UK, and has held chairs of English and Theatre in both England and the USA, directed plays in student and professional theatres, and was Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre. His previous publications include Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event and Shakespeare Dancing, all of which are published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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