Breaking the Shakespearean Code

King Lear, Gunpowder and the Scholarship of 'Innocent Fraud'

By Mike Wilcock

Mike Wilcock, author of a groundbreaking study of Shakespeare and the Director, offers a major reading of King Lear in this important book. With forensic skill and tenacity, Wilcock uncovers the textual and historical evidence that makes King Lear one of Shakespeare's most complex and provocative plays. This compelling study deepens our understanding of the play and its turbulent times with wit, understanding and illumination. [Subject: Literary Criticism, Theatre, Shakespearean Studies, Renaissance Studies]


Publication Date: 6/30/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781909325807