Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

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Penguin, 1998 - Drama - 592 pages
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Edited by Shakespeare scholars and printed in clear, legible type, the Bard's greatest tragedies are brought together, unabridged, in a collection that features detailed footnotes keyed to the text, textual notes, and an updated bibliography. Original.

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Review: Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet / Othello / King Lear / Macbeth

User Review  - Brian Merritt - Goodreads

I read MacBeth for AP English. It was a very dark piece. It was like the Majora's Mask of Shakespeare. Read full review

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User Review  - Jipson Lawrance - Goodreads

These stories are very effective and heart touching stories not only that its gives most valuble morel thinking about the man life Read full review

About the author (1998)

William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in April, 1564. He was the third child, and eldest son, of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. His father was one of the most prosperous men of Stratford, who held in turn the chief offices in the town. His mother was of gentle birth, the daughter of Robert Arden of Wilmcote. In December, 1582, Shakespeare married Ann Hathaway, daughter of a farmer of Shottery, near Stratford; their first child Susanna was baptized on May 6, 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, on February 22, 1585. Little is known of Shakespeare's early life; but it is unlikely that a writer who dramatized such an incomparable range and variety of human kinds and experiences should have spent his early manhood entirely in placid pursuits in a country town. There is one tradition, not universally accepted, that he fled from Stratford because he was in trouble for deer stealing, and had fallen foul of Sir Thomas Lucy, the local magnate; another that he was for some time a schoolmaster.

From 1592 onwards the records are much fuller. In March, 1592, the Lord Strange's players produced a new play at the Rose Theatre called Harry the Sixth, which was very successful, and was probably the First Part of Henry VI. In the autumn of 1592 Robert Greene, the best known of the professional writers, as he was dying wrote a

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