Cover: The One <i>King Lear</i>, from Harvard University PressCover: The One <i>King Lear</i> in HARDCOVER

The One King Lear

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674504844

Publication Date: 04/04/2016


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 1 line illustration, 2 tables


  • Preface
  • A Note on References
  • I. The Quarto, 1608
    • 1. King Lear at the Printer
    • 2. Adjusting Text Space to Print Space in the Shakespeare Folio and Quartos
    • 3. Nicholas Okes Compresses the Play
    • 4. Nicholas Okes Abridges It
  • II. The Folio, 1623
    • 5. One Play, One Manuscript, Two Printed Books
    • 6. The Folio Editors Regularize Shakespeare
    • 7. The King’s Men Abridge a Tragedy
  • III. The One King Lear
    • 8. The “Two Versions” Revisited
  • Conclusion: Toward a New Consensus
  • Appendix 1. Illustrations and Commentary
  • Appendix 2. Space Saving in Q1 King Lear
  • Notes
  • Index

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