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10. Antony and Cleopatra

10. Antony and Cleopatra  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0011
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chapter
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9780198785293
Antony and Cleopatra is a great sprawling masterpiece of a play, rich in poetry, vast in imaginative power, in depth of characterization, in psychological penetration, in ... More
3. The Rape of Lucrece

3. The Rape of Lucrece  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191787065
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198717577
‘The Rape of Lucrece’ considers the range of sources—and their particular emphases—that Shakespeare may have drawn on when writing his poem, published in 1594: Livy’s Roman civic history; ... More
Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction  

Stanley Wells

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.001.0001
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book
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9780198785293
Tragedy, including grief, pain, and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare’s plays, often leading to the death of at least one character. Yet such themes can also be found in ... More
7. Classical plays

7. Classical plays  

Stanley Wells

in William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191788048
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718628.003.0007
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9780198718628
Shakespeare’s grammar school education gave him a thorough grounding in Latin, and possibly some Greek, and in the writings of classical authors. He drew on and developed this knowledge at ... More
2. Venus and Adonis

2. Venus and Adonis  

Jonathan F. S. Post

in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787065
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717577.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198717577
Venus and Adonis—Shakespeare’s best-selling first venture into print, a poem soon to become one of the era’s most popular works—is a young person’s poem, written by a ... More
Introduction: what is a tragedy?

Introduction: what is a tragedy?  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198785293
Around half of Shakespeare’s plays are tragedies in the most basic sense of the word, with the death of their central character or characters. The Introduction explains that just as ... More

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