Chapter 19. King Lear

  1. Richard Dutton and
  2. Jean E. Howard
  1. Kiernan Ryan

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996539.ch20

A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 1: The Tragedies

A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 1: The Tragedies

How to Cite

Ryan, K. (2005) King Lear, in A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 1: The Tragedies (eds R. Dutton and J. E. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996539.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226321

Online ISBN: 9780470996539

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Keywords:

  • king lear;
  • historicism;
  • prophecy;
  • cordelia;
  • modernity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Angling in the Lake of Darkness

  • Beyond Historicism

  • “This Prophecy Merlin Shall Make”

  • “Strange Mutations”

  • Prefiguring the Past