Part 1 Introductory Material
Features of the Global Shakespeare Series
Introduction to King Lear
Part 2 The Tragedy of King Lear
Part 3 Related Readings
Each volume includes the complete text of the play, marginal notes, and a substantial collection of related readings from around the world.
Related readings inspired by the play including poetry, short fiction, literary criticism, and contemporary drama highlight the universal appeal of Shakespeare's work and help students connect Shakespeare with their lives and interests.
Marginal notes lead students to a thorough understanding of the material.
Information on the date, sources, themes, and appeal of the play, notes on Shakespeare's use of verse and prose, and common stage directions all help to set a context for the play.
The Global Shakespeare Series is faithful to Shakespeare's full original texts. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized to make the plays accessible to today's readers.