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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
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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. Titus Andronicus

2. Titus Andronicus  

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/9780198785293.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198785293
Titus Andronicus, the least highly regarded and most obviously dated of all Shakespeare’s plays, nevertheless has fine passages offering opportunities for great acting. It is ... 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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