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King Lear

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Zusatztext Every generation continues to be in his debt. Shakespeare’s plots, which are brilliantly polyvalent, continue to inspire ceaseless adaptations and spin-offs. His unforgettable phrase-making recurs on the lips of millions who do not realise they are quoting Shakespeare Informationen zum Autor William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died. Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet . In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality. Klappentext In Shakespeare's thrilling and hugely influential tragedy, ageing King Lear makes a capricious decision to divide his realm between his three daughters according to the love they express for him. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is illustrated throughout by Sir John Gilbert, and includes an introduction by Dr Robert Mighall. When the youngest daughter refuses to take part in this charade, she is banished, leaving the king dependent on her manipulative and untrustworthy sisters. In the scheming and recriminations that follow, not only does the king's own sanity crumble, but the stability of the realm itself is also threatened. Vorwort Focussing on three unforgettable daughters, Shakespeare’s King Lear tackles ideas of family and inheritance. This edition features illustrations by Sir John Gilbert and an introduction by Dr Robert Mighall. Zusammenfassung Focussing on three unforgettable daughters, Shakespeare's King Lear tackles ideas of family and inheritance. This edition features illustrations by Sir John Gilbert and an introduction by Dr Robert Mighall....

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Authors William Shakespeare
Assisted by John Gilbert (Illustration)
Publisher Macmillan
 
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Hardback
Released 31.08.2016
 
EAN 9781909621923
ISBN 978-1-909621-92-3
No. of pages 208
Dimensions 104 mm x 158 mm x 13 mm
Series Collector's Library
Macmillan Collector's Library
Collector's Library
Macmillan Collector's Library
Collector's Library
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Shakespeare, FICTION / Classics, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), DRAMA / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Ancient World, Tragic plays

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