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Cliffscomplete. King Lear (Cliffs Complete) - Study Notes

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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!

Synopsis:

"The CliffsComplete King Lear" is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

Synopsis:

In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."

The CliffsComplete King Lear is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Act IV.

Act V.

CliffsComplete Review.

CliffsComplete Resource Center.

CliffsComplete Reading Group Discussion Guide.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585715
Editor:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Editor:
Mategrano, Terri
Author:
Mulder, Stacy
Author:
Mategrano, Terri
Author:
Lamb, Sidney
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Kings and rulers in literature
Subject:
Lear, King (Legendary character), in literatu
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffs Complete
Series Volume:
231
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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Product details 240 pages Cliffs Notes - English 9780764585715 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The CliffsComplete King Lear" is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.
"Synopsis" by , In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."

The CliffsComplete King Lear is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

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