Tragedies, Volume 2
We read Shakespeare line by line for his supernatural mastery of all the poetic resources of the English language, and play by play for his utterly human, utterly intimate feeling for our condition as individuals and as social beings. Through these works, which deal with the transcendence and the corruption of love, the exigencies of power, the domination of fate, and the algebra of human need, an entire civilization has come to understand its character and its destiny.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale ... Read full review
Review: Tragedies, vol. 1: Volume 1User Review - Steven - Goodreads
Ranking: 1. Hamlet (both entertaining and profound) 2. Othello (most terrifying) 3. King Lear 4. Macbeth (the witches and Macbeth's sudden reversal were strange) Fearing action, Hamlet when confronted ... Read full review