Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 August 2004

224 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719062254

Bookseller Code (06)


King Lear

Second edition

Alexander Leggatt

Published by Manchester University Press

Shakespeare in Performance MUP

  • Contains close, detailed study of ten important productions
  • Addresses a wide range of production styles, across theatre, television and film
  • Sharp focus on key critical issues such as the playing of Lear, the staging of the storm, the battle and the choice of historical period
  • Examines how interpretation and performance are bound together and how they transform the play
  • New chapters added for second edition on Ian Holm's television performance, and Akira Kurosawa's 'Ran'

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