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The tragedy of Arthur by William Shakespeare

a novel

by Phillips, Arthur

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Arthur Phillips
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3616.H45 T73 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24478790M
ISBN 109781400066476
LC Control Number2010021192
OCLC/WorldCa642509062

  Imagine Shakespeare wrote a tragedy about King Arthur. What would it be like? Note that he wrote about a hundred years after Malory, so that would be the "chronicle" he'd adapt into the play. Of course, Malory's long book would need to be drastically abridged; Shakespeare would take . In 'The Tragedy of Arthur,' Arthur Phillips writes of a man, Arthur Phillips, who discovers what's purported to be a previously unknown play by William Shakespeare. Business.

About Four Great Tragedies. The greatest tragic plays of William Shakespeare—including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. What is tragedy? The Elizabethans defined it as a “lofty” play showing “personages of great state” caught up in a “lamentable” action . John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between and , became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back.

What is “The Tragedy of Arthur”? Is it, as the evidence suggests, an edition of an unknown play by William Shakespeare, prefaced, quite properly, with a detailed history of the events leading. The Tragedy of Arthur Arthur Phillips, Random House pp. ISBN Summary The book's doomed hero is Arthur Phillips, a young man struggling with a larger-than-life father, a con artist who works wonders of deception but is a most unreliable parent.


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