king lear norton critical editions

Download Book King Lear Norton Critical Editions in PDF format. You can Read Online King Lear Norton Critical Editions here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

King Lear

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0393926648
Genre : Drama
File Size : 49. 44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 499
Read : 338

Get This Book


"Grace Ioppolo has prepared this Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's most important play from the 1623 First Folio text (with the most significant variants from the 1608 Quarto I interpolated). The edition provides a full discussion, in A Note on the Text and the comprehensive Textual Variants and Notes, of the textual transmission of the play, now the scholarly focus of discussions of Shakespeare as a reviser of his own work. A critical introduction, addressing King Lear's origins, its legacy, and its place in literature, theatre, and popular culture, makes clear that King Lear is now the central play of Shakespeare's canon for literary and theatrical audiences alike." "The "Sources" section helps readers navigate King Lear's rich history. Nine essential primary sources are reprinted, from which Shakespeare borrowed significantly in creating his play, along with two additional probably sources." "The "Criticism" section presents thirteen major interpretations of King Lear written since the eighteenth century as well as three adaptations and responses to it. A selected bibliography is also included." --Book Jacket.

Measure For Measure

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0393931714
Genre : Drama
File Size : 82. 58 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 148
Read : 797

Get This Book


This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its "genius" (William Hazlitt) to its being a "hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond. The Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text, the only authoritative edition of the play. The editor has modernized spelling but preserves, for the most part, the original lineation and characteristically heavy punctuation. The text of Measure for Measure is accompanied by a full introduction, a note on the text, textual variants, and related illustrations. "Sources" considers the probable, primary, and analogous sources Shakespeare drew upon while composing Measure for Measure, including excerpts from G. B. Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi and The Tragedy of Epitia, King James I's Basilikon Doron, and-most directly-George Whetstone's The History of Promos and Cassandra. "Criticism" collects seventeen important commentaries on Measure for Measure spanning four centuries, including, among others, those by Alexander Pope, Charlotte Lennox, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Inchbald, A. C. Bradley, G. Wilson Knight, Jonathan Dollimore, and Marliss C. Desens. "Adaptations and Responses" reprints alternative versions of the play: William D'avenant's The Law Against Lovers (1662), Charles Gildon's Measure of Measure, or, Beauty the Best Advocate (1700), and Charles Marowitz's postmodern version (1975). A Selected Bibliography is also included.

The Tempest A Critical Reader

Author : Alden T. Vaughan
ISBN : 9781472518422
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 74. 10 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 631
Read : 768

Get This Book


The Tempest contains sublime poetry and catchy songs, magic and low comedy, while it tackles important contemporary concerns: education, power politics, the effects of colonization, and technology. In this guide, Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan open up new ways into one of Shakespeare's most popular, malleable and controversial plays.

King Lear

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : HARVARD:32044012637575
Genre : Aging parents
File Size : 50. 34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 176
Read : 994

Get This Book



Antony And Cleopatra

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0393930777
Genre : Drama
File Size : 86. 5 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 439
Read : 389

Get This Book


William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

King Lear

Author : Rene Weis
ISBN : 9781317863304
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 20. 95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 555
Read : 264

Get This Book


This reissed edition of Longman Annotated Texts King Lear includes comprehensive notes, annotations and an introduction, all designed to be of use to undergraduates and interested readers. King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied tragedies. However, since the late 1970s textual scholars, critics and editors have argued that there is no single 'King Lear' text. Anyone studying the play needs to be aware of two different texts, one based on the quarto of 1608, The History of King Lear, and a revised version published in the first folio of 1623, The Tragedy of King Lear. This edition offers a fully annotated, modern spelling version of the texts set side by side, identifying and elucidating the major discrepancies between the two. It presents some possible reasons for the differences between the two texts, which themselves shed light on a number of issues relating to literary transmission in the Renaissance and give an insight into the nature of performance and censorship.

Macbeth

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9780393614756
Genre :
File Size : 30. 68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 952
Read : 316

Get This Book



Julius Caesar

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048025873
Genre : History
File Size : 85. 60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 159
Read : 585

Get This Book



Macbeth

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0393923266
Genre : Drama
File Size : 52. 82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 896
Read : 1125

Get This Book


A tragedy that evokes both pity and terror—now in a thoroughly revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.

The New Oxford Shakespeare Complete Set

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0198791321
Genre :
File Size : 30. 27 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 239
Read : 413

Get This Book


The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. This set comprises all of the print volumes that make up The New Oxford Shakespeare. The Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. This volume presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The Critical Reference Edition collects the same versions of the same works found in the Modern Critical Edition, keyed to the same line-numbering. But the Critical Reference Edition emphasizes book history and the documentary origins of each text. It preserves the spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, typographical contrasts, ambiguities, and inconsistencies of the early documents. Introductions focus on early modern manuscript and print culture, setting each text within the material circumstances of its production, transmission, and early reception. The works are arranged in the chronological order of the surviving texts: the first volume covers documents manufactured in Shakespeare's lifetime, and the second covers documents made between 1622 and 1728. The Authorship Companion accompanies the Modern Critical Edition and the Critical Reference Edition, and concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology--currently the most active and controversial debates in the field of Shakespeare editing. It presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part. A major new contribution to attribution studies, the Authorship Companion illuminates the work and methodology underpinning the groundbreaking New Oxford Shakespeare and casts new light on the professional working practice, and creative endeavours, of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Top Download:

Best Books