King Lear

King Lear

by William ShakespeareElspeth Bain and Nic Amy

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/01/2015

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An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. The Rex Gibson active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways, sharing Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive stagecraft, writing, language, characters and themes features. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'King Lear' and Shakespeare, and extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of global performances of 'King Lear'. Further support material available at www.cambridgeschoolshakespeare.com
ISBN:
9781107615380
9781107615380
Category:
School editions of Shakespeare
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-01-2015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
3rd Edition
Pages:
264
Dimensions (mm):
245x189x11mm
Weight:
0.59kg
William Shakespeare

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.

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