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Published: 27 April 2017

152 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198785293

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Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Stanley Wells

Very Short Introductions

  • Analyses nine of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, including Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra
  • Considers Shakespeare's tragedies in the context of their own time, exploring the influence of contemporary literary and dramatic conventions, and also audience expectations
  • Discusses why grief, pain, misery, and suffering should be regarded as fit subjects for entertainment, and for presentation in playhouses to which people go to enjoy themselves