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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : KING LEAR

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 80
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 180 pages
  3. Date: 2005

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A tragedy of consuming force, King Lear is widely regarded as William Shakespeare’s crowning artistic achievement. Presenting a dramatic version of the relationships between parents and their children, this work is demanding on the reader or spectator, with so many prominent figures suffering so much for so long, only, in the end, to find so little redemption.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

William Shakespeare, perhaps the greatest English playwright ever, was born in 1564. By 1592 he was sufficiently established as a playwright to be criticized in print. He was a leading member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, which became the King’s Men on the accession of James I in 1603. He died in April 1616 and is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon