Performed at the Globe Theater in 1605, King Leir is presumed to be a prime source for Shakespeare. Although the story is the same, in this anonymous version the ending is happy. This is the first time this fascinating work is published in a single-play edition

Preface, Editorial Board's Preface, A Note from the Co-ordinator, Acknowledgements, Editor's Introduction, Dramatis Persone, Glossarial Notes, Synopsis, Textual Notes