R. A. Foakes is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also taught or held fellowships at Yale, Birmingham, Durham, Kent, Toronto, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Australian National University, Canberra. He has written extensively on King Lear in his book, Hamlet versus Lear: Cultural Politics and Shakespeare's Art.
By the end of this tragedy, for some unfathomable reason considered by many to be one of the greatest works of drama in the history of world literature, if not THE greatest, 10... Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Taranis
The book came on time and it good condition. My son will be reading this at Boston College - hope he enjoys it.Published on September 18, 2012 by CarolynT
Although RA Foakes' Arden3 edition appeared some years after those of Wells & Taylor (Complete Oxford) and Jay L Halio (Cambridge) it did not follow their precedent of issuing... Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Jon Chambers
Perhaps one of the best of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear is worth a good read. I was introduced to the ARDEN series by a class that required us all to be on the same page as it... Read morePublished on March 11, 2008 by K. Stanfa
This is a conflated edition of King Lear, with Foakes combining the two original sources. When the chips are down -- that is, when one cannot have both versions -- he tends to opt... Read morePublished on February 11, 2008 by John Cragg
This is timeless Shakespearean drama, about a King and his three daughters, wrapped around corruption, betrayal and tragedy. Read morePublished on June 12, 2004 by Steven R. Travers
Power, corruption, betrayal, and death are the themes significant to the play King Lear. Written around the 1600's, this play by William Shakespeare is best known for its tragic... Read morePublished on February 22, 2004 by aysha