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9. Timon of Athens

9. Timon of Athens  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198785293
Timon of Athens is an unfinished, abandoned text co-written by William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. The curiously skeletal text is well worthy of resuscitation for its ... More
7. Macbeth

7. Macbeth  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
Published Online: 
Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0008
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chapter
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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
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
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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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