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The Year of Lear

James Shapiro

The Year of Lear

Shakespeare in 1606

by James Shapiro

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tragedies,
  • Literature and society,
  • English drama,
  • History and criticism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-351) and index.

    StatementJames Shapiro
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR2983 .S467 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 367 pages
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27190484M
    ISBN 101416541640
    ISBN 109781416541646
    LC Control Number2015031731
    OCLC/WorldCa904812686


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