El rey Lear

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"El rey Lear "se basa en un cuento popular que aparece incorporado a la historia antigua de Inglaterra desde el siglo XII. Cuentan las crónicas que el viejo Lear quiso conocer el grado de afecto de sus tres hijas para designar sucesora a quien más le quisiera. Dos se deshicieron en halagos y la menor le contestó que le quería como padre y nada más. Le pareció poco al rey, que la castigó. El tiempo vendría a demostrar más tarde que era la única digna del trono que, por fin, tras una guerra con las hermanas, consiguió. Shakespeare amplía la trama e infunde a la historia una visión muy personal. Lo que en definitiva presenta es una experiencia extrema de dolor, locura y destrucción expresada crudamente y sin reservas. Traducción y edición de Ángel-Luis Pujante, premio Nacional de Traducción.
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In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero.

Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that “droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.”

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Publisher
Grupo Planeta Spain
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Published on
Jan 26, 2016
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Pages
275
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ISBN
9788467046953
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Drama / General
Drama / Shakespeare
Juvenile Nonfiction / Drama
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