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Hell have no fury like a goddess scorned

Advantages: A great example of a greek tragedy
Disadvantages: Doom and gloom

Hippolytus, the classic Greek tragedy, won first prize in the Great Feast of Dionysus in 428 B.C. Written by Euripides, this is a dark psychological play dealing with the powerful emotions of revenge, unrequited love and jealousy. The consequences are dir ...

MAFARRIMOND 08.07.2004 ∑ Read full review
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One big sex war

Advantages: Hippolytus' speech slagging off women is beautiful (I'm a woman, I'm allowed to say that)
Disadvantages: The characters just don't... feel right... somehow.

Euripidesí Hippolytus is weird. I canít really describe it better than that. Despite the title, itís hard to work out whether the focus of the tragedy is Phaedra, wife of Theseus, Hippolytus, her step-son, or Theseus himself. The themes within the play ar ...

Muswell 22.04.2004 ∑ Read full review
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Shakespeare can never be bad...

Advantages: Interesting, bloody exciting
Disadvantages: a bit dry and hard going

...This is a great play, and the third in the Henry the VI trilogy, it is facinating, and bloody though perhaps not as accessible as some of Shakespeare's other plays. It tells the story of King Henry and his battles, especially with Richard, who has been ...

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Review of Henry VI - Part III - William Shakespeare

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Hedda Gabler-inspirational or tragic?

Advantages: A beautiful and tragic play
Disadvantages: It's no walk in the park

The Plot Hedda Gabler is one of Ibsen's better known plays. It follows two days in the life of a beautiful aristocrat named Hedda Tessman. What is interesting is that Hedda is only referred to as Hedda Gabler (her maiden name). Ibsen did this so as to ...

amileienna 17.05.2004 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen

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Another Ibsen masterpiece

Advantages: Great play from the father of modern drama
Disadvantages: Some people will never get it

Perhaps best known for Ghosts and A doll's House Henrik Ibsen was one of the great iconoclastic playwrights that heralded a new drama. Well before his time Ibsen revolutionised a European stage dominated by spectacle and melodrama. His method was Naturali ...

temf 04.11.2003 ∑ Read full review
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