King Lear

King Lear - Shakespeare in Performance

2nd Edition

Paperback (26 Aug 2004) | English

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Synopsis

This updated and expanded analysis of King Lear in performance includes new chapters on the television version of the Royal National Theatre production directed by Richard Eyre and starring Ian Holm; and on Akira Kurosawa's 'Ran'. Earlier chapters provide close, detailed analyses of the stage, film and television interpretations of John Gielgud, Harley Granville Barker, Paul Scofield, Peter Brook, Peter Ustinov, Michael Gambon, Adrian Noble, Grigori Kozintsev, Michael Hordern, Jonathan Miller, Laurence Olivier and Michael Elliott. By examining such issues as the playing of Lear, the staging of the storm and the battle, and the choice of historical period, this book shows how interpretation and performance are bound together, and how the play is transformed through different historical and political contexts. This will be essential reading for students in English, drama or film at any level, theatregoers, and anyone involved in productions of the play.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719062254
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 822.33
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 286g
Height: 140mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 15mm