NOTES ON KING LEAR: STUDY GUIDES AND STUDENT NOTES TO SHAKESPEARE'S KING LEAR
Spark Notes - King Lear
Written by students for students, Spark Notes offers a quick and easy guide to everything basic about King Lear, aiming to supply the fastest notes for quick results. Plot, characters, context, themes, motifs, study questions, essay topics, reviews and resources.
No Fear Shakespeare - King Lear
For those who want to study the lines in a side by side version, No Fear King Lear has the original text on the left and a modern translation opposite. No Fear Shakespeare also includes an outline of the characters.
Cliff's Complete - King Lear
Cliff's Complete provides the text and a glossary side by side with coordinating numbers for easy line reference. There is also a summary and commentary for each scene, historical background to William Shakespeare, historical context for King Lear, a discussion of the play's symbols and themes, review questions, a quiz, activity ideas, internet resource links, and a useful character map to illustrate the relationships between the characters. Cliff's Notes are also available on CD-Rom.
York Notes on King Lear
Designed to help British secondary school students, York Notes is a clear and straightforward guide to revision of King Lear. It includes historical context, a detailed discussion of the major characters and passages, structures, patterns and themes, full glossary, self-test questions and further reading suggestions. There are two York Notes guides, York Notes is for GCSE study, while York Notes Advanced is for A-level study and includes a specific section on critical thinking, with advice on how to interpret the play for yourself.
The New Cambridge Shakespeare King Lear
A critical edition of the play, with an outline of sources and influences on Shakespeare's writing, a detailed reading of the action, and a recently updated introduction with a guide to stage performances, films and critical interpretations of King Lear.
For a Publishing History of King Lear click here to go to our Guide to the Quarto and Folio editions of King Lear.
For currently available teacher and classroom guides to King Lear click here to go to our King Lear Teaching Guide.
For currently available texts and versions of the play of King Lear click here to go to our King Lear Books Guide.
For currently available Critical Studies of King Lear click here to go to our King Lear Criticism Guide.
For currently available books on Performing, Acting and Directing King Lear click here to go to our King Lear Theatre Books Guide.
For King Lear Quarto editions click here.
For King Lear Folio editions click here.