The Play's the Thing: Textual Criticism and Performance of King Lear

Alan Gibbs

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Shakespeare; Drama; Criticism; Theory; Editorial Methodology

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Works Cited: Editions of King Lear

Foakes, R. A. The Arden Shakespeare: King Lear. Walton-on-Thames: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1997.

Halio, Jay L. The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Lear. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.

Halio, Jay L. The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The First Quarto of King Lear. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.

Muir, Kenneth. The Arden Shakespeare: King Lear. London: Methuen, 1972.

Works Cited: Critical Studies

Cantor, Paul A. 'On Sitting Down to Read King Lears Once Again.' Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 775, 1996, 45-58.

Clare, Robert. 'Quarto and Folio: A Case for Conflation,' in James Ogden and Arthur H. Scouten (eds.). Lear from Study to Stage. London: Associated UP, 1997.

Foakes, R. A. 'French Leave, or Lear and the King of France.' Shakespeare Survey, 49, 1996, 217-23.

Honigmann, E. A. J. 'Shakespeare as a Reviser,' in Jerome J. McGann (ed.). Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1985.

Iopollo, Grace. 'The Idea of Shakespeare and the Two Lears,' in James Ogden and Arthur H. Scouten (eds.). Lear from Study to Stage. London: Associated UP, 1997.

Kerrigan, John. 'Revision, Adaptation, and the Fool in King Lear' in Gary Taylor and Michael Warren (eds.). The Division of the Kingdoms. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

Knowles, Richard. 'Revision Awry in Folio Lear 3.1.' Shakespeare Quarterly, 46, 1, Spring 1995, 32-46.

- - - . 'Two Lears? By Shakespeare?', in James Ogden and Arthur H. Scouten (eds.). Lear from Study to Stage. London: Associated UP, 1997.

Leggatt, Alexander. 'Two Lears: Notes for an Actor,' in Lois Potter and Arthur F. Kinney (eds.). Shakespeare: Text and Theater. London: Associated UP, 1999.

McCleod, Randall. 'No More, the Text is Foolish,' in Gary Taylor and Michael Warren (eds.). The Division of the Kingdoms. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

McGann, Jerome J. The Textual Condition. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton UP, 1991.

Osborne, Laurie E. 'Rethinking the Performance Editions,' in James C Bulman (ed.). Shakespeare, Theory and Performance. London: Routledge, 1996.

Payne, Michael. 'What Happened to King Lear? The Postmodernist Fate of a Classic.' CEA Critic, 55, 2, 1993, 2-14.

Richman, David. 'The King Lear Quarto in Rehearsal and Performance.' Shakespeare Quarterly, 37, 3, Autumn 1986, 374-82.

Taylor, Gary. 'The War in King Lear.' Shakespeare Survey, 33, 1980, 27-34.

Urkowitz, Steven. Shakespeare's Revision of King Lear. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980.

Warren, Michael J. 'Textual Problems, Editorial Assertions in Editions of Shakespeare,' in Jerome J. McGann (ed.). Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation. Chicago: The U of Chicago Press, 1985.

Warren, Roger. 'The Folio Omission of the Mock Trial: Motives and Consequences,' in Gary Taylor and Michael Warren (eds.). The Division of the Kingdoms. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

Works Cited: Film/TV Productions

King Lear. Dir. Peter Brook. Perf. Paul Scofield (Lear), Tom Fleming (Kent), Alan Webb (Gloucester), Ian Hogg (Edmund), Irene Worth (Goneril), Susan Engel (Regan), Annelise Gabold (Cordelia), Robert Langdon Lloyd (Edgar), Jack MacGowran (Fool), Cyril Cusack (Albany), Patrick Magee (Cornwall), Barry Stanton (Oswald). GB/Denmark, 1970.

King Lear. Dir. Jonathan Miller. Perf. Michael Hordern (Lear), John Shrapnel (Kent), Norman Rodway (Gloucester), Michael Kitchen (Edmund), Gillian Burge (Goneril), Penelope Wilton (Regan), Brenda Blethyn (Cordelia), Anton Lesser (Edgar), Frank Middlemass (Fool), John Bird (Albany), Julian Curry (Cornwall), John Grillo (Oswald). BBC TV, 1982.

King Lear. Dir. Michael Elliott. Perf. Laurence Olivier, (Lear), Colin Blakely (Kent), Leo McKern (Gloucester), Robert Lindsay (Edmund), Dorothy Tutin (Goneril), Diana Rigg (Regan), Anna Calder-Marshall (Cordelia), David Threllfall (Edgar), John Hurt (Fool), Robert Lang (Albany), Jeremy Kemp (Cornwall), Geoffrey Bateman (Oswald). ITV, 1983.

King Lear. Dir. Richard Eyre. Perf. Ian Holm (Lear), David Burke (Kent), Timothy West (Gloucester), Finbar Lynch (Edmund), Barbara Flynn (Goneril), Amanda Redman (Regan), Victoria Hamilton (Cordelia), Paul Rhys (Edgar), Michael Bryant (Fool), David Lyon (Albany), Michael Simkins (Cornwall), William Osborne (Oswald). BBC TV, 1998.


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