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Displaying 1 to 10 of 2008

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, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Editions:5444  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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... The tragedy of King Lear

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Lear, the King of Britain, has three daughters. Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, he determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best.

Editions:4283  Date:1606 - 2018  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, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

Editions:4426  Date:1599 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness.

Editions:3693  Date:1603 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (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:2741  Date:1550 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies

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The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

"Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman World, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the Queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist."

Editions:2121  Date:1623 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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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:1694  Date:1120 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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Macbeth : modern English version side-by-side with full original text

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:1156  Date:1663 - 2012  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Historical drama

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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:3207  Date:1540 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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

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