Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Susan Bruce
     
 

This Critical Guide helps students sift through and make sense of nearly three centuries of Lear criticism, providing insight into different assessments of 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

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This Critical Guide helps students sift through and make sense of nearly three centuries of Lear criticism, providing insight into different assessments of 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 and current trends in criticism of the play.

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Analyzes the play's scholarly reception from the late 17th century to the late 20th, with long excerpts from examples of each period and approach. Covers neo-classicism, Romanticism, Realism during the 19th century, the shift from Christianity to chaos through the first half of the 20th century, and contemporary criticism since the 1960s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115285
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Susan Bruce teaches at the University of Keele, England.

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