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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Editions:5261  Date:1400 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Julius Caesar

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities. Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before. Text of Act I and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act II -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act II and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act III -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act III and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act IV -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act IV and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities -- Act V -- Pre-Act Notes -- Text of Act V and Modern Version -- Post-Act Activities --Additional Resources.

Editions:4352  Date:1599 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History

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Faust : a tragedy : backgrounds and sources, the author on the drama, contemporary reactions, modern criticism

by:Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832

Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development.

Editions:4396  Date:1400 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Macbeth

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Editions:1418  Date:1663 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Historical drama

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Oedipus tyrannus; : a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism

by:Sophocles

The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen background materials and essays. Among the background materials are selections from Homer's Odyssey, Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripides' Phoenissae. The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, permitting discussion from many points of view: psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic, and literary.

Editions:1914  Date:1550 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Coriolanus

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

A proud Roman general conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city.

Editions:1640  Date:1120 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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Antigone

by:Sophocles

Publisher's description: Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' play has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the Antigone is both extremely faithful to the Greek and poetically striking and convincing.

Editions:3006  Date:1540 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Titus Andronicus

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

"Titus Andronicus is still regarded by many as a bad play of dubious authorship. Its adversaries have abhorred the violence of the action and the apparent lapses in the quality of the verse. Since 1945, however, the play has been taken increasingly seriously in both the theatre and the study: the violence and cruelty it depicts were disconcertingly matched by the events of two World Wars. Alan Hughes joins those critics who take the play seriously, arguing for its unity of theme and its grim humour, and demonstrates that it is the work of a brilliant stage craftsman, confident in his mastery of space, movement and verse." "The text is based on the first quarto, supplemented by crucial additions and stage directions from the Folio. The critical account of the play's fortunes is integrated within a description of major modern productions, including those directed by Peter Brook, Brian Bedford and Deborah Warner. In addition there is a complete stage history which includes the eighteenth-century adaptation by Edward Ravenscroft and a reconstruction of the version performed by the nineteenth-century black American actor Ira Aldridge. For this updated edition, a new section is included on recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Sue Hall-Smith. There are also sections on text, authorship and the relevance of the famous Longleat drawing of the play. Appendices explore how the play might have been performed at the Rose playhouse in London, and how it could be adapted for a touring company of fourteen men and boys. An updated reading list completes the edition."--Jacket.

Editions:994  Date:1590 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, History, Tragedies, Historical drama, Historical drama

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Camille

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895

A French courtesan with a passion for life and romance, sacrifices her happiness to prove her love for a young man whose family disapproves of their relationship.

Editions:2507  Date:1086 - 2017  Genre(s):Tragedies

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Medea

by:Euripides

"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--Jacket.

Editions:1681  Date:1539 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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