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Four Tragedies by William Shakespeare
Book DescriptionThe theme of the great Shakespearean tragedies is the fall from grace of a great man due to a flaw in his nature. Whether it is the ruthless ambition of Macbeth or the folly of Lear, the irresolution of Hamlet or the suspicion of Othello, the cause of the tragedy - even when it is the murder of a king - is trifling compared to the calamity that it unleashes. Despite his flawed nature, however, the tragic hero has a nobility that emphasizes the greatness of man. From this paradox, the audience is brought to a greater understanding of - and sympathy with - suffering. The four tragedies in this collection are accompanied by notes and an introduction to each text, making this edition of particular value to students and theatre-goers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140434583
(198mm x 129mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This new edition features a thoroughly revised and updated introduction, an updated reading list, and new illustrations.
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Author Biography - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.
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