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Antigone

Advantages: Timeless theme of resistance to political authority, continuation of Oedipus, great dramatic language
Disadvantages: No real 'tragic hero', not much action

...After unintentionally finding that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes formed a logical continuation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, I was pleased to discover the latter’s Antigone completed a trilogy of sorts, dealing with the same themes – the curse of Oedipus a ...

a-true-ben 15.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Antigone - Sophocles

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The Origins of Tragedy

Advantages: Classic, unique amongst extant Greek tragedy in being historical - and the oldest, relatively easy to follow
Disadvantages: Not for everyone, not much action, basic structure

I’m not sure if it’s an interest in Plato and Aristotle that led to my wider interest in the classical Greek world, or if my interest in their philosophy is only itself a symptom of a prior interest in the ancient Hellenic world. Whatever, I read my first ...

a-true-ben 24.02.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Persians (Classics Companions) - Aeschylus

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It's a Dolls Life

Advantages: complex characters
Disadvantages: felt a bit suffocated whilst reading

A Doll House was the first of Ibsen's plays to create such a HUGE sensation and I think it is now perhaps his most famous play. It is my favourite Ibsen play. At the time when it was published, the play was highly controversial due to it's blatent critici ...

twingkelingstar 24.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

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could you live in a dolls house?

Advantages: good plot, reflects society at the time
Disadvantages: studying it is tedious

...remember reading this play in college and had to do a piece of coursework based on this play as part of my English Literature course. Whilst having to study the play, I did not really enjoy this play. Whilst I do love to read and pick out points and the ...

irachx 25.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

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Living in a Doll's House.

Advantages: A great feminist play written by a man.
Disadvantages: none,

When Ibsen created a Doll’s House he aimed to create it in a certain way. This structure was known as the well made play. Here are some examples of the format of the well made play and by looking at this list it is clear that A Doll’s House is ...

Joeyjoe 24.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen

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