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7. Words, words, words

7. Words, words, words  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192802354
The state of silence can be tragic. Pain turns sound into silence and there are no right words to break the silence. There is also the silence that falls between people who ought to be able ... More
7. Macbeth

7. Macbeth  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
Published Online: 
Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198785293
When Macbeth was first seen, around 1606, its subject matter was highly topical. King James I was on the throne. The use of the supernatural, and of conventions associated with the ... More
8. King Lear

8. King Lear  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
Published Online: 
Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198785293
‘King Lear’ explains that for readers, as well as for performers, the play may seem a daunting intellectual and emotional challenge. It tells a deeply tragic story, a story of national and ... More
Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction  

Stanley Wells

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
Published Online: 
Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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

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