[Lear] is the most awesome of all the poet’s originals. No one else in Shakespeare is so legitimate a representation of supreme authority.
Table of Contents
Samuel Johnson: From ?Preface to Shakespeare? and ?King Lear? A. C. Bradley: From Shakespearean Tragedy Harley Granville-Barker: From Prefaces to Shakespeare Maynard Mack: From ?King Lear? in Our Time Linda Bamber: The Woman Reader in ?King Lear? Sylvan Barnet: ?King Lear? on the Stage and Screen
NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS: John Russell Brown: Staging Violence in ?King Lear?