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The Resource The Complete King Lear : an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play, Donald J. Richardson

The Complete King Lear : an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play, Donald J. Richardson

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The Complete King Lear : an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play
Title
The Complete King Lear
Title remainder
an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play
Statement of responsibility
Donald J. Richardson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Because Julius Caesar has been required reading in most high schools, it may be the Shakespeare play most familiar to students. However, as one reader protested, it cant be much of a play when the hero dies early in the third act. However, many of us have been instructed that Julius Caesar is not the protagonist; Brutus is. This is apparently made clear by Mark Antonys comment over Brutus body in Act V: This was the noblest Roman of them all. On a closer reading, however, it seems that Brutus is certainly not the noblest. A comparison between Julius Caesar and Brutus reveals many similar traits: both are ambitious, both are quite pompous, and both speak of themselves in the third person. Actually, neither one of them is a model Roman. Perhaps Mark Antony comes closest to being the actual protagonist. One could even advance the argument that Cassius acts most honorably of the plotters; he is certainly the most level-headed; yet Brutus has his way and contravenes Cassius advice repeatedly, always to ill effect. Perhaps none of these men is the true protagonist; maybe there isnt one
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Richardson, Donald J
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Lear
  • Drama
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Kings and rulers
  • Aging parents
  • Britons
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adult
Label
The Complete King Lear : an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play, Donald J. Richardson
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12086914
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781481752954
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12086914
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12086914
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Complete King Lear : an Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play, Donald J. Richardson
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12086914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781481752954
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12086914
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12086914
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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