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King Lear Sites

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The web's first complete edition of Shakespeare's work includes e-texts for all his plays, including King Lear.

Shakespeare's King Lear: Photograph Collection
A collection of photographs of performances of King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976-1993. Hosted by the Performing Arts Data Service at the University of Glasgow.

Enjoying King Lear
An essay extolling the virtues of King Lear courtesy of Ed "The Pathology Guy" Friedlander, MD. This consideration of the play covers the basic plot, details theme and image patterns, and is generously illustrated with pictures from King Lear performances.

Internet Shakespeare: Draft Early Texts
Internet Shakespeare Editions' fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays allow you to compare the Quarto and Folio editions of King Lear (among other Shakespearean plays), and follow its evolution from one edition to the next.

The Legend of King Lear: "A Love Like Salt"
The legend of King Lear is a popular folktale in many countries. Here you can compare Shakespeare's version to tales told around the world.

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General Shakespeare Sites

Shakespeare Online
This award-winning site features a wealth information on Shakespeare, including e-texts of his plays and sonnets (many complete with translation and analysis) and original essays by professors, students, and Shakespeare enthusiasts. Also links to The Elizabethan Glossary, among other valuable resources.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
A comprehensive online resource, covering Shakespeare's works, study guides, critical analysis, Elizabethan theatre, the Bard's life and times--including a timeline and genealogical chart--and links to other sites of interest. For fun, try the Shakespeare Biography quiz. Compiled by Terry A. Gray, at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust
The official web site of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which maintains the houses associated with the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers floor plans of Shakespeare's birthplace and other family homes, a Shakespeare family tree, frequently asked questions, and study aids, as well as information on its exhibits, library and extensive collections.

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Adelman, Janet, ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of King Lear: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Auden, W.H. and Arthur C. Kirsch, ed. Lectures on Shakespeare. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Bruce, Susan, ed. Columbia Critical Guide: William Shakespeare: King Lear. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Epstein, Norrie. The Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.

Halio, Jayed, ed. Critical Essays on Shakespeare's King Lear. New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.

Kermode, Frank. Shakespeare's Language. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.

Shakespeare, William. King Lear (Shakespeare Made Easy:Modern English Version Side-By-Side With Full Original Text). Ed. Alan Durband. Hauppauge, New York: Barrons Educational Series, 1986.

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