Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Susan Bruce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231115296

ISBN-13: 9780231115292

Pub. Date: 01/20/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Nearly three centuries of Lear criticism provide insight into the play's merit and its place within Shakespeare's work and the canon of English literature. Highlights include excerpts from the neoclassical and Romantic receptions of King Lear—material from John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Victor Hugo—and a discussion of

Overview

Nearly three centuries of Lear criticism provide insight into the play's merit and its place within Shakespeare's work and the canon of English literature. Highlights include excerpts from the neoclassical and Romantic receptions of King Lear—material from John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Victor Hugo—and a discussion of recent trends in criticism of the play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115292
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question of ValueNeo-ClassicismRomanticismRealismFrom Christianity to ChaosContemporary Criticism of King Lear

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