CONTENTS:- 1. Shakespeare as a genius artist: an overview. 2. Philosophical concerns in Shakespearean plays. 3. Shakespearean tragedy. 4. Covet and Dilemma in Macbeth. 5. Revenge and ambition in Hamlet. 6. Tragic sequence of Enigma in King Lear. 7. Ambition and passion in Othello.
In this book it is proposed to consider the four principal tragedies of Shakespeare from a single point of view. Nothing will be said of Shakespeares place in the history either of English literature or of the drama in general. No attempt will be made to compare him with other writers. I shall leave untouched or merely glanced at questions regarding his life and character the development of his genius and art the genuineness sources texts inter relations of his various works. Even what may be called in a restricted sense the poetry of the four tragedies the beauties of style diction versification it can only be pass by in silence. Our one object will be what again in a restricted sense may be called dramatic appreciation to increase our understanding and enjoyment of these works as dramas to learn to apprehend the action and some of the personages of each with a somewhat greater truth and intensity so that they may assume in our imaginations a shape a little less unlike the shape they wore in the imagination of their creator.