Four Tragedies

Four Tragedies

King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780307420602

Category: Drama

Page: 976

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Hamlet One of the most famous plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father’s murder is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. The ghost, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, and the breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet a masterpiece of the theater. Othello This great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor. The doomed marriage of Desdemona to the Moor Othello is the focus of a storm of tension, incited by the consummately evil villain Iago, that culminates in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history. King Lear Here is the famous and moving tragedy of a king who foolishly divides his kingdom between his two wicked daughters and estranges himself from the young daughter who loves him–a theatrical spectacle of outstanding proportions. Macbeth No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this brilliant and bloody tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his “masculinity” by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters’ prophecy and kill his king–and thus, seals his own doom. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
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Four Tragedies

Four Tragedies

2007] Four tragedies / Sophocles ; translated, with introduction and notes, by Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844185

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Meineck and Woodruff's new translations of these plays combine accuracy with concision, clarity, and powerful speech. Each translation includes foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek. The Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, plots and major characters of each play, and major critical interpretations of the plays.
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Four Tragedies and Octavia

Four Tragedies and Octavia

Seneca, His Tenne Tragedies translated into English, edited by Thomas Newton, 1581. Reprinted with an Introduction by T. S. Eliot, The Tudor Translations, ...

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141916330

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Based on the legends used in Greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty ends. Thyestes depicts the menace of an ancestral curse hanging over two feuding brothers, while Phaedra portrays a woman tormented by fatal passion for her stepson. In The Trojan Women, the widowed Hecuba and Andromache await their fates at the hands of the conquering Greeks, and Oedipus follows the downfall of the royal House of Thebes. Octavia is a grim commentary on Nero's tyrannical rule and the execution of his wife, with Seneca himself appearing as an ineffective counsellor attempting to curb the atrocities of the emperor.
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Four Great Tragedies

Four Great Tragedies

Four of the playwright's greatest works: Hamlet; Macbeth; Othello; and Romeo and Juliet, the tale of the lovers whose names are synonymous with star-crossed romance. Includes two selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486114958

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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Four of the playwright's greatest works: Hamlet; Macbeth; Othello; and Romeo and Juliet, the tale of the lovers whose names are synonymous with star-crossed romance. Includes two selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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Four Great Tragedies

Four Great Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044086739422

Category: Drama inglés

Page: 471

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Four Revenge Tragedies

Four Revenge Tragedies

The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Author: Katharine Eisaman Maus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192838784

Category: Drama

Page: 426

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The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Each of the four plays here defines the problems of the revenge genre, and deals with fundamental moral questions about justice and the individual, while registering the strains of life in an increasingly fragile social hierarchy.
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Four Great Tragedies

Four Great Tragedies

Contains Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671601059

Category: Drama

Page: 441

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This edition of four of Shakespeare's great tragedies is designed for the enjoyment of the modern reader. This complete "Cambridge Text" of each play is clear and understandable. The story of each play is summed up briefly by J. Walker McSpadden. A glossary at the end of the book explains all unusual words and terms. The casts of characters are illustrated by Louis Glanzman.
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Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies

Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies

This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the ...

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192806857

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Page: 384

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Oedipus the King * Aias * Philoctetes * Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, and one of the most influential on artists and thinkers over the centuries. In these four tragedies he portrays the extremes of human suffering and emotion, turning the heroic myths into supreme works of poetry and dramatic action. Oedipus the King follows Oedipus, the 'man of sorrow', who has unwittingly chosen to enact his prophesied course by murdering his father and marrying his mother. In Aias, the great warrior confronts the harrowing humiliation inflicted upon him, while Philoctetes sees a once-noble hero nursing his resentment after ten years of marooned isolation. In Oedipus at Colonus the blind Oedipus, who has wandered far and wide as a beggar, finally meets his mysterious death. These original and distinctive verse translations convey the vitality of Sophocles' poetry and the vigour of the plays in performance. Each play is accompanied by an introduction and substantial notes on topographical and mythical references and interpretation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Tragedies

Tragedies

These four tragedies are essentially one in time and one in spirit ; they may be
considered as one work , as a closely connected poem , the great Tragic Epos of
Human Nature . From this fact we may derive the method of studying them ; they ...

Author: Denton Jaques Snider

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ISBN: OXFORD:N10398179

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Four Tragedies and Octavia

Four Tragedies and Octavia

Dramas by the classical playwright and philosopher are accompanied by a modern work to demonstrate the Roman's impact on the development of the tragedy

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140441741

Category: Drama

Page: 318

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Dramas by the classical playwright and philosopher are accompanied by a modern work to demonstrate the Roman's impact on the development of the tragedy
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Four Revenge Tragedies

Four Revenge Tragedies

This student edition contains fully annotated, modernized texts of each play together with an introduction discussing the dramatic and poetic style of each play, focusing on its action and play of ideas.

Author: Thomas Kyd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472573575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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Francis Bacon described revenge as a 'kind of wild justice'. Then as now, early modern playwrights and their theatre-going public were fascinated by the anarchic energies that a desire for retribution unleashes. Rather than rehearsing familiar conventions, each of these plays presents a unique social and cultural milieu where dark fantasies of revenge are variously played out. In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy a grieving father seeks public justice for the murder of his son by envious princelings. When his attempts are thwarted he turns a court spectacle of murder into the 'real' thing. Blackly comic in its tone and style, The Revenger's Tragedy (anon.) presents vengeance as mimetic art, witty and cruel. Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore represents an innovative re-working of the genre as a brother's love for his sister leads to his spectacular revenge on his rival, her husband, in a society in which brutal retaliation for perceived wrong is the norm. In Webster's The White Devil crimes of passion ignite revenge in the courts of the Italian city states. This student edition contains fully annotated, modernized texts of each play together with an introduction discussing the dramatic and poetic style of each play, focusing on its action and play of ideas.
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Four Great Tragedies

Four Great Tragedies

The plays here--Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth--are considered to be the four central works of Shakespearean tragedy and must be included in any list of the world's finest tragic literature.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 0451523180

Category: Tragedy

Page: 576

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The plays here--Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth--are considered to be the four central works of Shakespearean tragedy and must be included in any list of the world's finest tragic literature. Another volume of the finest, most comprehensive Shakespeare series available.
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Bezugsfelder

Bezugsfelder

A more modern version of our longing for mythic answers has been given by a
great number of contemporary performances of Greek tragedies which each
lasted for a great number of hours ( between four and ten ) . We cannot refrain ...

Author: Veronika Coroleu Oberparleiter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124287173

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 290

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Categories: Civilization, Classical

The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri

The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri

Sismondi considers the publication of Alfieri's first four tragedies as perhaps the
greatest epoch in the literary history of Italy during the eighteenth century , the
nation up to that period having been contented with languid loveplots and ...

Author: Vittorio Alfieri

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101013096712

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Four Tragedies

Four Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 067141447X

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Page: 441

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Four Tragedies

Four Tragedies

Contains Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 1417704012

Category: Drama

Page:

View: 542

Contains Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.
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Four Tragedies

Four Tragedies

Author: Allan Monkhouse

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433107885596

Category: English drama

Page: 238

View: 908

Categories: English drama

Euripides Electra translated by E T Vermeule The Phoenician women translated by E Wyckoff The Bacchae translated by W Arrowsmith Chronological note on the plays of Euripides by R Lattimore

Euripides  Electra  translated by E  T  Vermeule  The Phoenician women  translated by E  Wyckoff  The Bacchae  translated by W  Arrowsmith  Chronological note on the plays of Euripides  by R  Lattimore

NOW AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES AESCHYLUS - I ORESTEIA Translated and
with an Introduction by Richmond Lattimore gfiamemnon e Libation Bearers The
Eumenides AESCHYLUS - II FOUR TRAGEDIES The Suppliant Maidens.

Author: Euripides

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ISBN: PSU:000031865920

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Gli Ugonotti A lyric tragedy in four acts The libretto translated from the French of E Scribe by Manfredo Maggioni as represented at the Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden

Gli Ugonotti     A lyric tragedy in four acts     The libretto  translated from the French of E  Scribe  by Manfredo Maggioni  as represented at the Royal Italian Opera  Covent Garden

( 2 ) ( LES HUGUENOTS ; ) A Lyric Tragedy , in Four Acts . THE MUSIC BY G.
M E Y E R B E E R ; THE LIBRETTO , ( TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF E
. SCRIBE , ) BY MANFREDO MAGGIONI , AS REPRESENTED AT THE ROYAL ...

Author: Augustin Eugène SCRIBE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019788662

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Page: 107

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Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies

Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies

Jacobean Tragedy explores the tensions between the disruptive energies of sex and seventeenth century social, cultural and political values with an exceptional frankness, and the plays collected in this volume demonstrate the genre at its ...

Author: William Barksted

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192823205

Category: Drama

Page: 427

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Jacobean Tragedy explores the tensions between the disruptive energies of sex and seventeenth century social, cultural and political values with an exceptional frankness, and the plays collected in this volume demonstrate the genre at its most sinister and explicit. The Insatiate Countess(1610), by William Barksted and Lewis Machin from a draft by John Marston, is a study in obsessive nymphomania and the reprisals taken by the male establishment. The Maid's Tragedy (1611) by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, reveals dark sexual secrets at the heart of the royal court, andemphasizes the political instability which ensues their discovery. Thomas Middleton's The Maiden's Tragedy (1611) provides an overtly Christian dimension to the conflict between lust and chastity, and John Fletcher's The Tragedy of Valentinian (1614) is a chilling portrayal of rape as the exerciseof absolute power. Each play raises difficult questions about conventional moral and social attitudes to sexuality which remain relevant today.
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