Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Example

  • Publish Date: 1989-08-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Adrian Poole
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How and why does tragedy matter? This book approaches the question through a close reading of Greek tragedies that is designed both for readers with Greek and those with none. It tackles the imaginative distance between the Greek plays and the modern reader by exploring them alongside three of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth , Hamlet and King Lear , which put into bold relief, and allow us a better appreciation of, the compelling energies that are central to Greek tragedy.