Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 December 2000

336 Pages | 11 halftones

ISBN: 9780198182900

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The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare
Edited by Stanley Wells

The Oxford Shakespeare

  • Selling points:
  • King Lear is a play that Shakespeare himself radically revised: returning to the earlier, Quarto text this edition presents the play in the form closest to Shakespeare's original conception, and to the original performances of the play.
  • Edited by Stanley Wells, one of the world's foremost Shakespeare scholars and editors.
  • Supplies not only an account of the play's sources and performance history but fascinating information on the wealth of other works, from ballads to ballets, derived from it.