Twelve specially commissioned essays re-examine the early texts of King Lear from a series of interlocking perspectives, in a wide-ranging discussion with profound implications for all readers of Shakespeare.
"An important turning point for Shakespeare's editors and critics....We owe an immense debt to Taylor and Warren."--The New York Review of Books. "Absolutely essential for understanding the connections between textual criticism and theoretic analysis."--Peter C. Herman, College of William & Mary