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King Lear
     

King Lear

by John Russell Brown
 

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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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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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"This is an excellent guide, written with John Russell Brown's characteristic wisdom, his distinguished scholarship and acute perception." - Peter Holland, Notre Dame University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403986894
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Shakespeare Handbooks Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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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