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.

Four Tragedies

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

Four Great Tragedies

Four Great Tragedies

Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Othello

Shakespearean Tragedy

In This Book Bradley Approaches The Major Tragedies Of Shakespeare Through An Extended Study Of The Characters, Who Were Presented As Personalities Independent Of Their Place In The Plays.

Shakespearean Tragedy

In This Book Bradley Approaches The Major Tragedies Of Shakespeare Through An Extended Study Of The Characters, Who Were Presented As Personalities Independent Of Their Place In The Plays. Though His Approach Has Been Questioned Since The 1930S, The Work Is Considered A Classical Masterpiece And Is Still Widely Read.The Book Studies In Detail Four Tragedies Of Shakespeare, Namely, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear And Macbeth. But Much That Is Said On The Main Preliminary Subjects Holds Good, Within Certain Limits, Of Other Dramas Of Shakespeare. Of Course, It Will Apply To These Other Works Only In Part, And To Some Of Them More Fully Than To Others.

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works Volume I

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism.

A Companion to Shakespeare s Works  Volume I

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis. Volumes are organized in relation to generic categories: namely the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the late plays, problem plays and poems. Each volume contains individual essays on all texts in the relevant category, as well as more general essays looking at critical issues and approaches more widely relevant to the genre. Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies at the dawning of the twenty-first century. This companion to Shakespeare’s tragedies contains original essays on every tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus as well as thirteen additional essays on such topics as Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Shakespeare’s tragedies on film, Shakespeare’s tragedies of love, Hamlet in performance, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.

Politics and Romance in Shakespeare s Four Great Tragedies

In other words, the book interrogates, in a pluralist critical frame, the forces behind the quest for power and romance by Shakespeare's protagonists, and explores how these forces propel the.

Politics and Romance in Shakespeare   s Four Great Tragedies

This study of the political and romantic impulses of Shakespeare's tragic characters - including Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, and Iago, among others - discusses the overblown ambition of these characters as they embrace cunning and evil in order to acquire power and romance. The excessive ambition shown by these characters fuels action in the plays and significantly contributes to their downfall. In other words, the book interrogates, in a pluralist critical frame, the forces behind the quest for power and romance by Shakespeare's protagonists, and explores how these forces propel the.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifty-four essays by scholars from all parts of the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy

This handbook brings together 54 essays by scholars from all parts of the world. It offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare tragedies as both works of literature and as performance texts, written by a playwright who was himself an experienced actor.

Brick Shakespeare

Cast a storm with brick Prospero as he strands his usurping brother on his deserted island. With this beautiful, two-book collector’s set, you can continue to be amazed by Shakespeare as illustrated by your favorite toy.

Brick Shakespeare

Never before have Shakespeare’s plays been depicted in LEGO bricks, and now Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies—Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar and Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew are available in one extraordinary hardcover box set. With over two thousand color photographs depicting the most well-known scenes in some of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays (including a bonus double-sided, full-color poster), this box set is the perfect gift for your LEGO- and Shakespeare-loving friends and family! Fall in love with LEGO Juliet on her balcony as Romeo proclaims his love. See the full effect of Lady Macbeth’s manic “Out, out, damn spot!” in a whole new way. Laugh along with LEGO Puck as he mischievously hassles the lovers in the woods. Cast a storm with brick Prospero as he strands his usurping brother on his deserted island. With this beautiful, two-book collector’s set, you can continue to be amazed by Shakespeare as illustrated by your favorite toy. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Shakespearean Tragedy

This ground-breaking book reveals the prophetic, revolutionary vision that drives Shakespeare's tragedies, tracing its unbroken development from its beginnings in the Henry VI plays and Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus, right ...

Shakespearean Tragedy

This ground-breaking study reveals the prophetic, revolutionary vision at the heart of Shakespeare's four greatest tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespearean Tragedy engages with each of these titanic masterpieces as a singular, complete work of dramatic art with its own distinctive concerns and critical challenges. Through compelling new readings of the plays, couched in lively, accessible prose and grounded in close analysis of their language and form, Kiernan Ryan transforms our understanding of Shakespearean tragedy by revealing the radical egalitarian perspective from which it is conceived and written. In recent decades criticism has striven to entrench these plays in the culture of the distant past from which they sprang. This book frees them to show how Shakespeare dramatises the tragic realities of his world from the standpoint of the transfigured future that our world still awaits.

Shakespeare s Tragedies

These tragic heroes are assembled together in this deluxe slipcase edition and it contains the complete text of the plays and respective character lists.

Shakespeare s Tragedies

Four of the most important plays ever written, each one a masterpiece in human psychology, with a flawed yet fascinating main character at its heart. In more than five hundred years the characters that inhabit the tragedies of William Shakespeare have not been equalled in English literature. Macbeth: a study in overweening pride, driven to commit regicide and ultimately to despotism by an ambitious, scheming wife. Othello: an outwardly strong man, a leader, brought to self-destruction by a series of lies cunningly orchestrated by a trusted confidant. King Lear: one of literatures's most complex characters, his contradictions are laid bare with forensic detail. Hamlet: a prince full of faults and yet, as with Lear, we feel his pain and his dilemmas. These tragic heroes are assembled together in this deluxe slipcase edition and it contains the complete text of the plays and respective character lists.

Shakespearean Tragedy

John Russell Brown, a distinguished Shakespearean scholar, has written an entirely new introduction for this third edition which considers the enormous contribution of Bradley's work to twentieth-century Shakespeare criticism.

Shakespearean Tragedy

Nearly half a million copies in print. A.C. Bradley's Shakespearean Tragedy, first published in 1904, ranks as one of the greatest works of Shakespearean criticism of all time. In his ten lectures A.C. Bradley has provided a study of the four great tragedies - Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth - which reveals a deep understanding of Shakepearean thought and art. John Russell Brown, a distinguished Shakespearean scholar, has written an entirely new introduction for this third edition which considers the enormous contribution of Bradley's work to twentieth-century Shakespeare criticism.

A Preface to Shakespeare s Tragedies

This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth".

A Preface to Shakespeare s Tragedies

This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them.

Failed Leadership in Four Shakespearean Tragedies Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet and King Lear

The literature review suggests that leadership failure is understudied (Kellerman, 2004) and that the phenomenon is complex and contextually determined.

Failed Leadership in Four Shakespearean Tragedies  Julius Caesar  Macbeth  Hamlet  and King Lear

This qualitative study explored leadership failure in characters from four plays written by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, and King Lear. The literature review suggests that leadership failure is understudied (Kellerman, 2004) and that the phenomenon is complex and contextually determined. This study's findings are closely related to concepts in the literature and this analysis consistently discovered concepts derived from the literature in the dramas examined. This study employed the qualitative research methodology of hermeneutics, a field of literary criticism using constant comparative procedures.

Shakespeare from the Greenroom

This volume brings together from various sources from the eighteenth century to the present the most interesting criticisms of Shakespeare by English-speaking actors.

Shakespeare from the Greenroom

This volume brings together from various sources from the eighteenth century to the present the most interesting criticisms of Shakespeare by English-speaking actors. The introductory chapter suggests the actors' typical contributions to Shakespeare criticism. Each of the four main chapters deals with one of the major tragedies, presenting the actors' ideas about the play itself, and the concluding chapter evaluates the actors' criticisms and points out some relationships between actor-critics and other critics of Shakespeare. Originally published in 1969. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Shakespeare s Mature Tragedies

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Shakespeare s Mature Tragedies

Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies--Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth--all have an essential experience in common. Bernard McElroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Discusses the forms, contexts, and critical and theatrical issues associated with ten Shakespearean tragedies.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Discusses the forms, contexts, and critical and theatrical issues associated with ten Shakespearean tragedies.

Shakespeare s Tragedies

This Guide steers students through the critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies from the sixteenth century to the present day. Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Shakespeare s Tragedies

This Guide steers students through the critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies from the sixteenth century to the present day. Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies. Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions. Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context. Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

The collection of the finest of Shakespeare's plays presents Shakespeare's comedies with introductions by Judith Buchanan and tragedies with introductions by Emma Smith