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Updated for the new curriculum (first exams AS 2016; A Level 2017)! Everything you need to know about King Lear to succeed in your A Level or AS Literature exam.

NEW York Notes for A Level: King Lear give you everything you need to achieve your full potential in your exam, whether you are studying for an A Level or AS. Updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5, you’ll find expert guidance on all the key skills, an enhanced exam section and the most in-depth analysis of the text. New features include focused tasks to develop your understanding and shape your own interpretations, plus regular study tips, revision questions and progress checks to track your learning. Find detailed analysis of every scene, all the key characters from King Lear to Cordelia, plus help with themes such as ‘Appearance and Reality’ and how the play corresponds to the tragedy genre. Plus, extract analysis, contexts and criticism – all helping you to get the best grade you can!

NEW QUIZ in the York Notes Plus online edition – test yourself on all the key areas with lifelines and other interactive features!

An essential aid to revision, York Notes for A Level on King Lear gives you everything you need to obtain a deeper understanding of William Shakespeare’s classic play about kingship, power-politics and the family. Exploring aspects of the work including the play’s genre, structure, characters, historical context and symbolism, this comprehensive revision guide to King Lear at A Level and AS provides you with everything you need to achieve the best examination grade.

Students that attain the highest marks for their essays and answers to questions on King Lear are likely to have shown the examiner that they have a detailed knowledge of Lear’s motivations in dividing up his kingdom, and the role that sons, daughters, servants, friends and rivals play in Lear’s mental breakdown. They will also be able to draw on a range of contextual and critical details to enhance their own interpretation of the drama.

By combining the study guide, interactive online essay tools and revision aids with a wealth of background and supporting information, York Notes’ King Lear Study and Revision Pack for A Level and AS students is an invaluable resource that will help to boost your examination marks and secure the best grade you can achieve in your English Literature exam. 

Our bestselling A Level study guide on King Lear

Updated for the new A Level curriculum (first exams AS 2016; A Level 2017), York Notes provide everything you need to achieve your full potential, and get the best grade you can.

The new York Notes for A Level on King Lear is comprehensive, easy to use and will help you achieve the best possible grade. Written by A Level examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text and the exam, they include:

  • An enhanced exam skills section with three sample answers to common exam-style questions on King Lear
  • Up-to-date Assessment Objectives
  • Expert advice on understanding the question
  • Essential analysis of Genre, Structure and Language in King Lear
  • Detailed help with Contexts and Critical Interpretations

Everything you need to know to help you learn, revise effectively and write the very best answers when studying King Lear for your A Level or AS English Literature.

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