The Parallel King Lear, 1608-1623

The Parallel King Lear, 1608-1623




This book presents a parallel text produced from photographs taken of the 1608 Quarto and the 1623 Folio editions of King Lear to facilitate close study of the variant texts of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. This volume is also included in The Complete King Lear, 1608-1623, but is sold separately to extend its use and availability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520064768
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/05/1989
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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