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Studying King Lear – EMC Advanced Literature Series Shakespeare (Print)

176 pages


1-4 copies: £80 each; 5-9 copies: £20 each; 10+ copies: £15 each (1 USB per order)
ISBN: 978-1-906101-58-9 Download sample PDF

Resources and activities to support students in exploring and analysing King Lear as a literary text and as a drama script in production. 

  • Includes substantial critical extracts and articles originally published in emagazine.
  • Combines practical classroom materials and a critical guide to the play.
  • Before reading activities to introduce key ideas and encourage engagement.
  • Key activities on each act.
  • Substantial after reading activities to allow students to explore core aspects of the text through critical, creative, stylistic and investigative approaches:
    • Themes
    • Character
    • Dramatic context: tragedy
    • Sources and re-tellings
    • Language
    • The world of King Lear
    • Structure
    • King Lear on stage.
  • Critical and contextual material (including on a range of productions) integrated throughout the publication


  • Full PDF publication
  • Production stills in colour
  • One video and one audio lecture by Dr Eric Langley (University College London), given at the English and Media Centre.

EMC Advanced Literature – Shakespeare

Resource type: Book in the style of EMC Advanced Literature Series, with photocopiable PDF & video lectures on DVD

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