King Lear: A Verse Translation in English (Enjoy Shakespeare) (Enjoy Shakespeare)
William ShakespeareISBN: 0975274325;
Book DescriptionTwo families torn by jealousy, ingratitude, and rage drive a kingdom to civil war and madness. This complete, line-by-line translation makes the language of Shakespeare's tragedy contemporary while preserving the metrical rhythm, complexity, and poetic qualities of the original. The aim is to capture both sound and sense without the need for glosses or notes?to use contemporary language without simplifying or modernizing the play in any other way. Readers share the challenge, comprehension, and delight of audiences 400 years ago?the way Shakespeare intended.
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