Internet Shakespeare Editions

Become a FriendSign in


Page contents

Title: King Lear (Quarto 1, 1608)

Author: William Shakespeare

Editor: Michael Best

Coordinating Editor: Michael Best

Textual Editor: Eric Rasmussen

Research Assistants: Pat Atkins, Telka Duxbury

ISBN: 978-1-55058-463-9

Editorial principles and publishing history: The transcripts presented here follow the Quarto as exactly as an electronic version permits; spelling follows the original, with no attempt to correct errors; word spacing is normalized. Ligatures have been added automatically and have not been proofread. Note that this edition exists in both corrected and uncorrected forms; some variants have been entered.

Extant copies of Q1: EEBO -- Reproduction of the original in the Huntington; British Library (2); Cambridge University Trinity College; Oxford University, Bodleian Library; Folger (2); Harvard University; New York Public Library; University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich; Yale University, Sterling Memorial.

This publication has been proofread, but has not yet been peer reviewed.