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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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Review of Hippolytus - Euripides

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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 ...

mycatis 17.01.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Henry VI - Part III - William Shakespeare

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To be or not to be? Not to be personally!

Advantages: The last production had David Tennant as Hamlet!
Disadvantages: Reading and analysing can be painful and lengthy!

...of the fact I am putting this on two review sites and I am using it as a revision tool too.. I have a Hamlet exam on the 20th of January and my revision - well I'm trying!!! So I am using this as an aid to remind myself ab ...

ChemicalRomance 19.01.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Hamlet - William Shakespeare

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The Play's the Thing.

Advantages: A superb play.
Disadvantages: It may take a bit of effort if you are new to Shakespeare.

It is a fine summer afternoon in the year 1601. In the Globe Theatre on the south bank of the Thames the crowd waits in eager anticipation to see the new tragedy, Hamlet. The noise is deafening. In the covered galleries sit the merchants, the professiona ...

Baskin 02.12.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Hamlet - William Shakespeare

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