Love, sex and death are the components in this story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending.
A study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth - this Preface at these plays in a variety of contexts, both in isolation and in relation to each other. Michael Mangan also explores the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts in which they were written.
Longman Literature Shakespeare:Includes an informative, detailed and practical introduction to Shakespeares life, times and language. Supports the texts with useful notes. Provides activities for before, during and after study.