Sourcebooks, Incorporated, 2007 - 396 pages
This remarkable edition features a newly edited text of King Lear based on the earliest printed text of the play, along with detailed notes and performance annotations. An integrated audio CD showcases the deeper understanding and enjoyment from the power of performance.
-- Hear recordings of great contemporary and historical performances of key scenes from the play.
-- Read about a modern production, from the director's point of view.
-- See production notes and photos alongside the text that takes you inside the stage experience.
-- See photos from contemporary stage productions and movie adaptations.
-- Read and see how a modern cast approaches the play, from interviews with the actors.
-- Hear and read about how a legendary voice coach (previously from the RSC) approaches the text and works with actors on "Speaking Shakespeare."
Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi
Text Editor: Douglas Brooks (Texas A&M)
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Penguin released several top-shelf installations in its fab revamped "Pelican Shakespeare" series during 2000 but none more regal than this dual volume, which offers both the 1608 version of Lear as ... Read full review