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King Lear - Stephen Orgel, A.R. Braunmuller, William Shakespeare
King Lear
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140714760 (0140714766)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 A Story of a Man Who Just Wants to Be Loved
This is by far and away my favourite Shakespeare play. It is a very dark and brooding play that is not only incredibly violent, but also ends very badly for most of the main characters. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's great tragedies (along with the Scottish Play and Hamlet) though I find that Ham...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 King Lear
bookshelves: classic, play-dramatisation, re-read, published-1606, autumn-2015, halloween-2015, tragedy, re-visit-2015, paper-read, film-only Read from January 01, 1970 to October 16, 2015, read count: 4 Full film After encountering 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear by James Shapi...
BagEndBooks rated it
5.0 King Lear
There are three main reasons for the disorder already occurring by the end of Act I. The first and most obvious is Lear's madness. He certain seems to be loosing it a bit, and his crazed banishment of Cordelia and Kent couldn't possibly have done anything but harm to him. The second reason is Cordel...
Garden-of-Stars rated it
2.0 King Lear
Far from my favourite when it comes to Shakespeare's work, I could still (somewhat) appreciate this one. But the appreciation was hidden under what was a generally dry plot and a lot of moments when I kept asking myself "So what?". I would suggest reading the Czech fairy tale about the salt prince f...
Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
5.0 King Lear (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)
Excellent work. I saw this performed at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN. Very powerful performance. I liked this edition in particular because it explained the nuances of the language right next to the original text. That plus the performance made this easier to understand.
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