1. Introduction - Jeffrey Kahan 2. The Evolution of King Lear - R.A. Foakes 3. The Evolution of the Texts of Lear - Richard Knowles 4. King Lear and Early Seventeenth-Century Print Culture - Cyndia Susan Clegg 5. "The injuries that they themselves procure": Justice Poetic and Pragmatic, and Aspects of the Endplay, in King Lear - Tom Clayton 6.What Does Shakespeare Leave Out of King Lear? - Jean R Brink 7. The Cause of Thunder: Nature and Justice in King Lear - Paul A. Cantor 8.Hope and Despair in King Lear: The Gospel and the Crisis of Natural Law - R.V. Young 9. Lear in Kierkegaard - Stanley Stewart 10. The Smell of Mortality: Performing Torture in King Lear - Edward L. Rocklin 11. Some Lears of Private Life, from Tate to Shaw - Christy Desmet 12. If Only: Alternatives and the Self in King Lear - Jeffrey Kahan
Jeffrey Kahan is Associate Professor of English at the University of La Verne in California, and completed his Ph.D at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. He is the author of Reforging Shakespeare (1998) and The Cult of Kean (2006) and editor of Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820 (3 vols. Routledge, 2004).