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Complex Oedipus

Advantages: Absolutely brilliantly written and plotted
Disadvantages: Umm... er...

Oedipus is considered by many people, including Aristotle who used it as the model of a perfect tragedy in his “poetics”, to be the finest tragedy ever written. I am one of these people, and given that I have a tendancy to detest books I studied at school ...

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Review of Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

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Eatapus

Advantages: Classic Greek drama
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to everyone

I’ve always been kind of interested in Greeks and mythology, but it was something I never really took up. In the course of my degree, however, I studied both Plato and Aristotle, and their thoughts on Greek art and drama in particular. In ancient Greek so ...

a-true-ben 09.01.2004 · Read full review
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A Tale Told By An Idiot

Advantages: thrilling, moving
Disadvantages: none

German A-level students who´ve chosen English as a major subject for their last two years have to read a play by Shakespeare, when we do it they´re 18 years old and capable of understanding and appreciating the plays by the Bard. They´ve all heard the nam ...

MALU 19.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Macbeth - William Shakespeare

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Macbeth: Mad or Bad.

Advantages: Teaches a lot of lessons.
Disadvantages: The language is hard to understand at times.

...Macbeth: Mad or Bad? In the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare, it is often debated whether Macbeth was evil or whether he was just a victim of his own ambition. It is clear at the beginning, Macbeth is a brave and loyal soldier but tragedies unfold ...

Doni07 03.04.2008 · Read full review
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Fair is foul and foul is fair.

Advantages: strong straightforward plot
Disadvantages: some people will find the language hard going.

Macbeth is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, probably because it was one of the first ones I encountered. I think it could be argued that the popular concept of witches comes largely from this play, with lines in it being frequently quoted "hubble bu ...

Bryn_Pearson 13.09.2001 · Read full review
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