• Posts Tagged ‘stage play’

    Coriolanus, William Shakespeare

    by  • February 7, 2015 • Fiction, Reading

    FictionThe Roman general Coriolanus is a hard man. He does not think highly of the plebs who have not served in the military and his criticisms have made him enemies. After coming home from a campaign against the Volscian army lead by Tullus Aufidius, he is...

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    King Lear, William Shakespeare

    by  • February 7, 2015 • Fiction, Reading

    FictionPerhaps Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear is a masterful and disturbing telling of a once-great king's perceived betrayal, his renting dissolution, and finally, his pitiable yet horrifically absorbing destruction.

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    The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

    by  • February 7, 2015 • Fiction, Reading

    FictionBassanio, despite already being in debt, asks for another loan of three thousand ducats from his dear friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice. Bassanio's plan is to travel to Belmont in order present himself as a suitor to Portia, a rich and beautiful heiress. However,...

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    Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare

    by  • February 7, 2015 • Fiction, Reading

    FictionThe Roman general Titus Andronicus, upon the death of the Emperor and his return from his ten-year campaign, is recommended to the throne. Titus enters Rome to a great public reception, parading his captives: Tamora the Queen of the Goths and her sons.

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