CliffsComplete Shakespeare's King Lear

CliffsComplete Shakespeare's King Lear

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning." This most tragic of Shakespearean plays speaks to us repeatedly about fate and chance, destiny and the gods. But we also are reminded that humanity has free will — and King Lear's choices lead to madness.

Enhance your reading of King Lear and save valuable studying time — all at once — with CliffsComplete King Lear. Studying is easier with features that include

  • Shakespeare's original play
  • Notes and definitions that appear directly opposite the line in which they occur
  • A summary and insightful commentary for each scene
  • Bibliography and historical background on the playwright, William Shakespeare
  • A look at the historical context and structure of the play
  • Discussions on the play's symbols and themes
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning." This most tragic of Shakespearean plays speaks to us repeatedly about fate and chance, destiny and the gods. But we also are reminded that humanity has free will — and King Lear's choices lead to madness.

Enhance your reading of King Lear and save valuable studying time — all at once — withCliffsComplete King Lear. Studying is easier with features that include

  • Shakespeare's original play
  • Notes and definitions that appear directly opposite the line in which they occur
  • A summary and insightful commentary for each scene
  • Bibliography and historical background on the playwright, William Shakespeare
  • A look at the historical context and structure of the play
  • Discussions on the play's symbols and themes
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!



Baker & Taylor
Provides detailed commentary supplementing the text of the play, and includes background information on William Shakespeare and his time, discussion questions, and review exercises.

Publisher: Foster City, Calif. : IDG, c2000
ISBN: 9780764517242
0764517244
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 227 p.) : ill
Alternative Title: Shakespeare's King Lear

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