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Othello

by:Shakespeare, William

Presents William Shakespeare's dramatic tragedy in which Iago, jealous of Othello's successes in the army of Venice, plots against him, pretending to be his friend while planting seeds of doubt about the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona.

Editions:3251  Date:1000 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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Romeo and Juliet

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. This annotated version of the play makes it completely accessible to readers in the 21st century.‡bShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. Now the most extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. The new edition is a rich resource for students, teachers, and the general reader. Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Romeo and Juliet is unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound linguistic principles. In his introduction, Raffel provides historical and social contexts that increase the reader's understanding of the play. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom argues that Romeo and Juliet is unmatched in the world's literature "as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity."

Editions:2850  Date:0001 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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King Lear

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

‡bKing Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lears failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy.

Editions:2599  Date:1606 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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Julius Caesar

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:3437  Date:1599 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Drama, Tragedies (Drama)

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The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes."

Editions:2030  Date:1623 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, History, Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Extrait : ""Etre, ou ne pas être, c'est là la question. - Y a-t-il plus de noblesse d'âme à subir - la fronde et les flèches de la fortune outrageante, - ou bien à s'armer contre une mer de douleurs - et à l'arrêter par une révolte? Mourir ... dormir, - rien de plus ; ... et dire que par ce sommeil nous mettons fin - aux maux du cœur et aux mille tortures naturelles - qui sont le legs de la chair : c'est là une terminaison - qu'on doit souhaiter avec ferveur.""

Editions:2738  Date:1601 - 2020  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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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

This edition includes Parts I and II complete. The backgrounds include the medieval Chapbook, the puppet play, and a surviving fragment of G.E. Lessing's Faust play. The author's plans and sketches, and a rich selection of his letters and comments to Eckermann, trace Goethe's lifelong involvement in the work, as does an analytical table showing the phases of composition. The contemporary reactions show how rapidly Faust came to be seen as a quintessential expression of German Romantic consciousness. The essays have been chosen to help readers perceive and understand Faust's extraordinary thematic and formal complexity--Cover.

Editions:2911  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), 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:2100  Date:1540 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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The tragedy of Titus Andronicus

by:Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the story of Titus, a fictional general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work. It has traditionally been one of his least respected plays. Though extremely popular in its day, it had fallen out of favor by the later 17th century. The Victorian era disapproved of it largely because of what was regarded as its distasteful graphic violence. However, beginning around the middle of the 20th century, its reputation began to improve.

Editions:1025  Date:1590 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, History, Tragedies, Historical drama, Historical drama

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The life of Timon of Athens

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

The play is about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon. The central character is a beloved citizen of Athens who through tremendous generosity spends his entire fortune on corrupt hangers-on only interested in getting the next payout.

Editions:982  Date:1623 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), scripts (documents)

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