The greatest tragic plays of William Shakespeareincluding Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth.What is tragedy The Elizabethans defined it as a lofty play showing personages of great state caught up in a lamentable action that beginneth prosperously and endeth unfortunately Whether judged by this or any other standard, the plays selected for this collection are considered to be the four central works of Shakespearean tragedy and must be included in any list of the world s finest tragic literature And to make these plays accessible for the modern reader, this edition includes the following special features Reliable texts by noted Shakespeare scholars Texts printed in the clearest, most readable type Names of each speaker given in full Detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page keyed to the numbered lines of the text Textual notes Updated bibliography...
|Title||:||Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (Signet Classics)|
|Publisher||:||Signet Revised edition June 1, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||592 pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (Signet Classics) Reviews
Four tragedies written by William Shakespeare are provided in this quite portable book. Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth all share the pages and are edited by four different people, one for each play. Because of this, the editing techniques, footnotes, and connotations tend to be different from play to play and it isn't recommended to sit down and try to read all four in one go. In particular, the editor for King Lear is very heavy handed in his edits and suggestions of meanings. Regardless, that's really the only poor quality of the book.
Ridiculous to ask one to describe the plots of Shakespeare's tragedies as "predictable" "some twists" "Full of surprises". It's Shakespeare, for all love. We don't read them because we want to know how they END.
Obviously, these are four of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies and well repay the time and efffort to become familiar with them. The volume itself is inexpensive, nicely sized, readable, reasonably durable, with more than ample footnotes (at the bottom of the page of text) to help the reader navigate some of the more obscure or difficult passages (though I found instances in which I thought the footnotes didn't do the text justice, and a better and less distracting format, albeit resulting in a larger text and more expensive edition, is to have the notes on the page facing the text). The introductory "essay" admittedly doesn't aim too high--what can you say in just a few pages? The bibliography is nicely organized and not bad as a starting point.
I ordered this book for my AP English class, and I love that it has all four of my favorite Shakespeares together. I like the typeface, the footnotes, everything. It's small enough to carry around in your purse. I recommend it for the pleasure-reader, student, or teacher. It's a great value, too.
Four of my favorite plays by Shakespeare, all wrapped into one book. I had to buy this for class and, while it offers no extended notes/analysis, it has some very helpful annotations.
A good collection, suitable for classwork. Translation in-line with most available.
This had great shipping. It's a very nice book and it's very clean. Thank you so much for this book!
What else could you expect!