The Resource William Shakespeare's King Lear, (electronic resource)

William Shakespeare's King Lear, (electronic resource)

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William Shakespeare's King Lear
Title
William Shakespeare's King Lear
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Language
eng
Summary
The historical basis for "King Lear" comes from Geoffrey of Monmouth's account of the legendary King Leir of the Britons recorded in the historian's "History of the Kings of Briton." King Lear is an elderly man and wishes to retire from power. In the decision to divide up his estate he requests that his daughters profess their feelings for him, vowing to give whomever loves him the most the largest share. His two eldest daughters Regan and Goneril go first and based on their responses are rewarded their respective portions. However when it is his youngest daughter Cordelia's turn, she refuses to flatter her father as her older sisters have done, insisting that there are no words to describe her love. This enrages the King prompting him to disinherit Cordelia and split the remaining inheritance amongst the two eldest sisters instead. As the play progresses, the foolishness of this decision becomes evident, descending the King into madness. In its portrayal of the tragic effect of human weakness and cruelty, "King Lear" has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful of Shakespeare's works. This edition is annotated by Henry N. Hudson and includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford
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Midwest
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Trevor Peacock (Lear), Clive Merrison (Gloucester), Anton Lesser (Kent), Penny Downie (Goneril), Samantha Bond (Regan), Julia Ford (Cordelia), Gerard Murphy (Edmund), David Tennant (Edgar), John Rogan (Fool), David Horovitch (Albany), Rob Edwards (Cornwall), Jonathan Tafler (Oswald), Clifford Rose (Gentleman), John McAndrew (France), Christopher Gee (Burgundy), David Shaw Parker (Old man), Alex Lowe (Knight)
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  • 1962-
  • 1971-
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  • Peacock, Trevor
  • Merrison, Clive
  • Downie, Penny
  • Bond, Samantha
  • Ford, Julia
  • Tennant, David
  • Murphy, Gerard
  • Rogan, John
  • Lesser, Anton
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Arkangel complete Shakespeare
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  • Lear
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Kings and rulers
  • Aging parents
  • Britons
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
William Shakespeare's King Lear, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11908332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420953350
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908332
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908332
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
William Shakespeare's King Lear, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11908332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420953350
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908332
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908332
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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