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Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth
By William Shakespeare and Sylvan Barnet (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 592
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451527295
ISBN-10 0451527291
Dimensions 1 by 4.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $7.95
Summaries and Reviews
Edited by Shakespeare scholars and printed in clear, legible type, the Bard's greatest tragedies are brought together, unabridged, in a collection that features detailed footnotes keyed to the text, textual notes, and an updated bibliography. Original. description: Product Description: The greatest tragic plays of William Shakespeare—including 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 more 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

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With Sylvan Barnet (other contributor) | Revised edition from Signet Classic (June 1, 1998)
9780451527295 | details & prices | 592 pages | 4.25 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.95
About: The complete texts of four of Shakespeare's classic dramas are accompanied by a critical introduction and textual notes
With Elena Montagud, kris l. jordan, Mara Mornet, Lorena Perez, Maika Sanchez | Revised edition from New Amer Library (May 1, 1989)
9780451523181 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Flechas de Cupido
About: The complete texts of four of Shakespeare's classic dramas are accompanied by a critical introduction and textual notes

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