Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages

First published in 1960.

Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy is an exploration of man's relation to his universe and the way in which it seeks to postulate a moral order. Shakespeare's development is treated accordingly as a growth in moral vision. His movement from play to play is carefully explored, and in the treatment of each tragedy the emphasis is on the manner in which its central moral theme shapes the various elements of drama

 

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Titus Andronicus Richard III Romeo and Juliet
14
King John Richard II Julius Caesar
36
Hamlet
65
Othello
91
King Lear
116
Timon of Athens and Macbeth
137
Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus
168
Index
203
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