King Lear

King Lear

Book - 1986
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Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include:

1. Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.

2. Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.

3. Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 1986
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780812036374
Branch Call Number: 822.33 T3 3558
Characteristics: 314 p
Additional Contributors: Durband, Alan


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Jul 27, 2018

William Shakespeare's King Lear presents the devastating story of the protagonist, King Lear, and how he fails to distribute power equally to his three daughters. King Lear divided his power based on one main concept: how much the daughters praised him. The division of power eventually leads to one daughter receiving the least power, and King Lear realizes his mistake as the book progresses forward. I was given a recommendation of this book by an English teacher because they said that this was one of Shakespeare's famous and great books. At the time, I wasn't a big fan of Shakespeare's books because of his style of writing but after reading this book, I felt completely different about his writing. I absolutely loved how Shakespeare portrayed all of the characters in this novel, specifically Edmund. Edmund's portrayal as one of the antagonists really made the story a much more thrilling story to read for me. Overall, I would definitely agree that William Shakespeare's King Lear is one of his greatest books and after reading this myself, I would highly recommend this to all teenagers! @booksandgames9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 21, 2018

I really liked the "translation" feature, which made it a lot easier to read, but it's my least favorite Shakespeare work I've read so far. Julius Caesar is a much better political play.

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