King Lear

The Folger Shakespeare Library houses one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of materials pertaining to Shakespeare and the English and Continental Renaissance. The Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare’s plays are acclaimed throughout the world by educators, students, and general readers. The mission of the Folger Library is to preserve and enhance its collections; to render the collections accessible to scholars for advanced research; and to advance understanding and appreciation of the Library and its collections through interpretive programs for the public.About the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Education Department
“There is much matter to be heard and learned.” As You Like It Shakespeare’s audience spoke of hearing a play, rather than of seeing one. The Folger Shakespeare Library’s Education department believes in active learning, using a performance-based and languagecentered approach to teaching Shakespeare. Drawing on the Folger’s abundant resources and incorporating opportunities provided by the Web, their activities and workshops present innovative ways to engage children, students, and teachers in Shakespeare’s work. For a complete selection of curriculum plans from the Folger Shakespeare Library Education department, visit the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Publishing Program
For nearly 70 years, the Folger Shakespeare Library has been the most respected resource for the scholarship and teaching of William Shakespeare. Designed with everyone in mind—from students to general readers—these editions feature: • • • • • • • • • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Modern spelling and punctuation Detailed explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading…