King Lear

King Lear updated edition expertly assists students in understanding Shakespeare’s tragedy and thoroughly prepares them for the Leaving Certificate exam

King Lear updated edition – Leaving Certificate English

This very lavishly illustrated edition of King Lear really engages the student in the wonderful world of Shakespeare. It has Key scenes, key themes and also a comparative section if you are not using King Lear as a single text.

  • UPDATED: Now includes comparative exemplars and essay plans
  • Only edition to feature Examiner’s Comments
  • Written by experienced examiners and best-selling authors, Frances Rocks and Martin Kieran

Key features

Excellent sample answers with very useful examiner comments. All of the sample answers are graded so that both the student and the teacher can understand what is a good standard and what is a mediocre standard.

IMPROVED! Detailed scene-by-scene analysis:

  • Introductory Overview
  • Summary and in-depth Critical Analysis
  • Study of Shakespeare’s Dramatic Style
  • Key Quotes plus commentary
  • Exam-style questions and Sample Paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments

IMPROVED! Essential study notes:

  • Characters – analytical study
  • Central Themes and Issues
  • Dramatic Techniques
  • King Lear as a Comparative Text with exemplar paragraphs and Examiner’s Comments
  • Exam Technique – how to achieve top marks
  • Full Sample Essays – marked and graded with invaluable Examiner’s Comments
  • Sample answer plans and paragraphs
  • Sample Leaving Certificate exam questions