Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

Shakespeare: King Lear: Essays * Articles * Reviews

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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 from John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Victor Hugo -- and a discussion of recent and current trends in criticism of the play.

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

About the Author

Susan Bruce teaches at the University of Keele, England.

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