King Lear (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

King Lear (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393926648

ISBN-13: 9780393926644

Pub. Date: 12/19/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This Norton Critical Edition is based on the Folio text of King Lear (carefully corrected prior to its printing in 1623). The editor has interpolated the best-known and most-often discussed passages from Quarto I (including the “mock-trial” scene) as is fully explained in both “A Note on the Text” and the annotations that accompany the play.

Overview

This Norton Critical Edition is based on the Folio text of King Lear (carefully corrected prior to its printing in 1623). The editor has interpolated the best-known and most-often discussed passages from Quarto I (including the “mock-trial” scene) as is fully explained in both “A Note on the Text” and the annotations that accompany the play.
“Sources” helps readers navigate King Lear’s rich history and includes the nine essential primary sources from which Shakespeare borrowed significantly in creating his play, along with two additional likely sources.
“Criticism”provides thirteen major critical interpretations and three provocative adaptations and responses to King Lear. Critical interpretation is provided by Samuel Johnson, Charles Lamb, Peter Brook, Michael Warren, Lynda E. Boose, Janet Adelman, and R. A. Foakes, among others. The adaptations and responses are by Nahum Tate, John Keats, and Edward Bond.
A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393926644
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2007
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
271,137
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Notes to the Teacher     4
Facts About the Author     5
Facts About the Times     5
Facts About the Characters     6
Summaries by Act     7
Literary Glossary     10
Answer Key     12
Act Exercises
Comprehension Check, Act 1     14
Words and Meanings, Act 1     15
Synonyms and Antonyms, Act 1     16
Cause and Effect, Act 1     17
Analyzing Dialogue, Act 1     18
Comprehension Check, Act 2     19
Words and Meanings, Act 2     20
Synonyms and Antonyms, Act 2     21
Character Study, Act 2     22
Language Lab, Act 2     23
Comprehension Check, Act 3     24
Words and Meanings, Act 3     25
Synonyms and Antonyms, Act 3     26
Language Lab, Act 3     27
Sequence of Events, Act 3     28
Comprehension Check, Act 4     29
Words and Meanings, Act 4     30
Synonyms and Antonyms, Act 4     31
Character Study, Act 4     32
Comprehension Check, Act 5     33
Words and Meanings, Act 5     34
Synonyms and Antonyms, Act 5     35
Language Lab, Act 5     36
Cause and Effect, Act 5     37
End-of-Play Exercises
Sequence of Events     38
Final Exam, Part 1     39
Final Exam, Part 2     40
Universal Exercises
Beyond the Text     41
Plot Study     42
Theme Analysis     43
Character Study     44
Vocabulary Study     45
Glossary Study     46
Critical Review, Part 1     47
Critical Review, Part 2     48

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