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

The One King Lear

Add to Cart

Product Details


$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

From Our Blog

Jacket: Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, by James Danckert and John D. Eastwood, from Harvard University Press

Responding to Boredom during Self-Isolation

No one likes to be bored, but it’s almost inevitable during this time of social distancing and self-quaratine. John D. Eastwood, coauthor of Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, explains some things that we know about boredom, how to address it—and even what we can gain from it. We have been here before. During the SARS outbreak of 2003, upwards of 23,000 people in the Greater Toronto Area were quarantined. House

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.