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E-book
Author Bond, Edward.

Title Lear / Edward Bond ; with commentary and notes by Patricia Hern
Published London : Methuen, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (lxvi,102 pages) : illustrations
Series Methuen student edition
Methuen student editions.
Summary First produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1971, 'Lear' is an epic and violent rewrite of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'. In Bond's play, Lear is a paranoid autocrat, building a wall to keep out imagined 'enemies'. His daughters Bodice and Fontanelle rebel against him, causing a bloody war. Lear becomes their prisoner and goes on a journey of self-revelation. He is blinded and haunted by the ghost of a gravedigger's boy, whose kindness towards the old King led to his murder. Eventually Lear makes a gesture toward dismantling the wall he began. This gesture leads to his death, which offers hope as an example of practical activism
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Lear, King of England (Legendary character)
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author Hern, Patricia.
ISBN 9780413519504 (Print)