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    Four Tragedies: Hamlet; Othello; King Lear; Macbeth: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Introduction by Anne Barton, Edited by T. Spencer, Edited by Kenneth Muir, Edited by G. K. Hunter

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    DescriptionThe theme of the great Shakespearean tragedies is the fall from grace of a great man due to a flaw in his nature. Whether it is the ruthless ambition of Macbeth or the folly of Lear, the irresolution of Hamlet or the suspicion of Othello, the cause of the tragedy - even when it is the murder of a king - is trifling compared to the calamity that it unleashes. Despite his flawed nature, however, the tragic hero has a nobility that emphasizes the greatness of man. From this paradox, the audience is brought to a greater understanding of - and sympathy with - suffering. The four tragedies in this collection are accompanied by notes and an introduction to each text, making this edition of particular value to students and theatre-goers.


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    Title
    Four Tragedies: Hamlet; Othello; King Lear; Macbeth
    Subtitle
    Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Introduction by Anne Barton, Edited by T. Spencer, Edited by Kenneth Muir, Edited by G. K. Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140434583
    ISBN 10: 0140434585
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADT
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC20: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
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    BISAC V2.8: DRA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADT
    LC classification: PR2763 1994B
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    LC classification: PR2763 199
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    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB, 2ADT
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    notes, further reading list
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 April 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems.