York Notes Advanced: King Lear

William Shakespeare

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York Notes Advanced: King Lear

By William Shakespeare
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Everything you need to know about King Lear to succeed in your A Level or undergraduate studies.

With the widest coverage and a wealth of practical content, York Notes Advanced: King Lear provides the ultimate guide to Shakespeare’s tragedy of love, madness and ruthless ambition, whether you are an A Level student or an undergraduate. Inside, you’ll find detailed summaries and extended commentaries of acts and scenes, along with analysis of key characters and themes, including ‘Suffering’ and ‘Justice’. In-depth exploration of narrative techniques and language guide you towards an excellent understanding of the text, while overviews of key critical responses help you to develop your own ideas.

Table of contents
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: The Text
  • Part 3: Critical Approaches
  • Part 4: Critical History
  • Part 5: Background
  • Further Reading
  • Literacy Terms