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The Tragedies Volume One - Richard III Coriolanus King Lear and Julius Caesar - cover

The Tragedies Volume One - Richard III Coriolanus King Lear and Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

Publisher: Open Road Media

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These timeless plays by the great Bard of Elizabethan drama explore the hubris of four powerful men who ultimately bring about their own undoing.Richard III: Through coldblooded guile, hunchbacked royal Richard III assumes the throne of England and will stop at nothing to maintain his rule. But he will pay a price for his machinations in this historical play set in the era of the Wars of the Roses.Coriolanus: The common people of the Roman Republic are rebelling against the elite, but war hero Coriolanus has no patience for those he considers beneath him. When this contempt leads to his exile, his thirst for revenge threatens the very state he once served.King Lear: An aged king attempts to shake off his responsibilities while retaining his stature. Rewarding the flattery of his two elder daughters even as he banishes his youngest for speaking the truth, Lear is led into exile and madness as his country descends into civil war.Julius Caesar: Roman generalJulius Caesar is basking in the glow of military triumph—but his friend Brutus has fallen in with a band of conspirators who argue the general’s ambitions may soon give way to tyranny. Agreeing to join in Caesar’s assassination, Brutus’s betrayal unleashes tragic consequences.

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