By William Shakespeare

A Penguin Classics variation containing Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth

The subject matter of the nice Shakespearean tragedies is the autumn from grace of an outstanding guy as a result of a flaw in his nature. if it is the ruthless ambition of Macbeth or the folly of Lear, the irresolution of Hamlet or the suspicion of Othello, the reason for the tragedy - even if it's the homicide of a king - is trifling in comparison to the calamity that it unleashes. regardless of his wrong nature, in spite of the fact that, the tragic hero has a the Aristocracy that emphasizes the greatness of guy. From this paradox the viewers is dropped at a better figuring out of - and sympathy with - soreness. The 4 tragedies during this assortment are followed by way of notes and an creation to every textual content, making this variation of specific worth to scholars and theatre-goers.

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