King Lear

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/05/2018

RRP  $17.24 $16.90
Classic Books Library presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare's famous play, "King Lear". Featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare, it is a must for Shakespeare enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The play depicts the downfall of King Lear at the hands of his three daughters, amongst whom he divides the management of his kingdom as he approaches old age. Flattery and disloyalty soon reveal the misguided nature of his trust as his legacy sees its demise. King Lear has been noted as one of the greatest characters ever written by Shakespeare and is the play is popularly adapted for the stage. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world's most famous dramatist.
ISBN:
9781528705363
9781528705363
Category:
Shakespeare studies & criticism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-05-2018
Publisher:
Classic Books Library
Pages:
186
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x11mm
Weight:
0.24kg
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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