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Tragedies by William Shakespeare
Book DescriptionShakespeare s four greatest tragedies were written in a remarkably short period of time, between 1598 and 1606. "Hamlet," "Othello," "Macbeth," and "King Lear" are each so singular an achievement that any rereading of them reinforces the awe and almost idolatrous worship that this most uncanny of the world s great writers invariably inspires. In these four plays, Shakespeare engages the problem that is central to tragedy and crucial to any human community the problem of violence and revenge on an unprecedented scale. No other literary texts have been more instrumental in deepening our knowledge of ourselves as individuals and as a civilization. This authoritative edition of the plays is supplemented with footnotes, bibliographies, a detailed chronology of Shakespeare s life and times, and a substantial introduction in which Tony Tanner discusses each play individually while setting each in context. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679417422
(210mm x 140mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain s Men (later under James I, called the King s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including"Sir Thomas More"and"The Two Noble Kinsmen," and he wrote poems, including"Venus and Adonis"and"The Rape of Lucrece." His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as"The Tempest"and"Henry VII"until about 1613. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio."
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