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Breaking the Shakespearean Code
Breaking the Shakespearean Code

Breaking the Shakespearean Code

King Lear, Gunpowder and the Scholarship of 'Innocent Fraud'


318 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $90.00 (US $90.00)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9781909325807

Rights: US & CA

Carysfort Press Limited (Jun 2016)

Price: $90.00


Mike Wilcock, author of a groundbreaking study of 'Shakespeare and the Director,' offers a major reading of King Lear in this important book. With forensic skill and tenacity, Wilcock uncovers the textual and historical evidence that makes King Lear one of Shakespeare's most complex and provocative plays. This compelling study deepens our understanding of the play and its turbulent times with wit, understanding and illumination. [Subject: Literary Criticism, Theatre Studies, Shakespearean Studies, Renaissance Studies]