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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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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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Henry V, now or then?

Advantages: Enforces patriarchy and kinship, especially of that time.
Disadvantages: Rather long winded (what can you expect from Shakespeare)

I studied this play for as/english literature, I found it quite interesting. At the time when I studied it there was a lot of controversy concerning the war in Iraq, therefore it was good to compare the two situations. The play focuses on Henry's trium ...

Jezzybell 18.07.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Henry V - William Shakespeare

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The ideal king

Advantages: a good dramatic introduction to the history of Henry V
Disadvantages: not always historically accurate

...This play tells the story of Henry V focussing in especially on the battle of Agincourt. Shakespeare presents Henry V's reign as a splendid interlude when the ancestral curse imposed on the monarchy due to Richard II's usurption was temporarily li ...

AlexMayer 02.07.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Henry V - William Shakespeare

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