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William Shakespeare's King Lear

Ratri Ray (Author)
Synopsis King Lear is one of the most difficult plays of Shakespeare. It takes ordinary jealousies, demand for love, sibling rivalries, desire for money and power, and petty cruelties to the extreme on one hand and portrays old age in all its vulnerability, helplessness, pride and wisdom on the other. The present study aims at making it more accessible to the serious student of Shakespeare. Besides providing the socio-political background of Shakespeare's milieu, it gives a scenewise summary of the text, along with critical comments. It has numerous citations from the text, thus providing ample opportunity for the reader to become familiar with the text. The analyses of the different elements of drama are accompanied with the views of renowned critics. Classical theories of tragedy as well as Elizabethan connections have been lucidly and briefly explained. A select bibliography has been provided at the end. The book is highly readable, self-contained and comprehensive. It will undoubtedly prove an invaluable reference book for both students and teachers of English literature.
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About the author

Ratri Ray

Ratri Ray is a retired University Professor and Head of the Deptt. of English, Patna University. As a student she had a unique career, for she had been awarded three gold medals for her B.A. results and two more for her M.A. results. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1981, her field of work being the little-known nineteenth-century poet, T.L. Beddoes. Later, after two decades of extensive and intensive studies, she obtained the D.Litt. degree, the field this time being the comparative study of two mystical poets, Francis Thompson and Nishikanto, a Bengali poet. Her studies of six Shakespearean plays according to the Rasavada had been serialised during the 80s and 90s in the cultural periodical Mother India, published from Pondicherry. She has published numerous research articles in literary journals and anthologies all over India. one of these contributions, a serialised study of 28 articles on the element of myth in Sri aurobindo's poetry is shortly to be published in the book form. At present her research articles on the plays of Sri Aurobindo studied in the light of Rasavada are being serialised in srinvantu, a periodical published from Kolkata.

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Title William Shakespeare's King Lear
Author Ratri Ray
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126907843
length viii+174p.