Shakespeare's Tragedies

Shakespeare's Tragedies : Volume Two: (1. Julius Caesar, 2. Antony and Cleopatra, 3. Coriolanus, 4. Titus Andronicus, 5. Timon of Athens)

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Shakespeare's Tragedies: Volume Two 1. Julius Caesar 2. Antony And Cleopatra 3. Coriolanus 4. Titus Andronicus 5. Timon Of Athens Julius Caesar William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, his assassination in 44 BC, and its immediate aftermath. Probably written in 1599 and among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be performed at the Globe Theater, Julius Caesar is one of his best-known dramas and has received innumerable performances throughout the centuries. Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumviri and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. Coriolanus Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra. His tragedy Coriolanus was probably written around 1605-07, and dramatizes the rise and fall of a great Roman general, Caius Martius (later surnamed Coriolanus because of his military victory at Corioli). This play is unusual in that it provides a strong voice for the ordinary citizens of Rome, who begin the play rioting about the high price of food, and who continually clash with Coriolanus because of his contempt for plebians. Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written in the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with his enemy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. The play is by far Shakespeare's bloodiest work. It lost popularity during the Victorian era because of its gore, and it has only recently seen its fortunes revive. Timon of Athens Timon of Athens is a collaborative play by William Shakespeare and perhaps Thomas Middleton about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name). The central character is a well beloved citizen of Athens who through tremendous generosity spends his entire fortunes on corrupt hangers-on only interested in getting the next payout. Timon of Athens is one of Shakespeare's most obscure and least-known works. It was originally grouped with the tragedies, but some scholars name it one of the problem plays.show more

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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 41.91mm | 1,079.54g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507814615
  • 9781507814611

About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1554 - 1616) William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) - 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright.show more