‘Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust?
And, live we how we can, yet die we must’
What is the true meaning of power? Are some simply born to it or can it be acquired like a skill? Does it always breed corruption and greed or can it be a force for good? From kings to prisoners and from battle-fields to courts, Shakespeare’s peerless understanding of power and its repercussions remains as pertinent today as it has ever been.
Selected from Macbeth, Julius Caesar, A Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Henry V, Richard II
VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.
A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Independence by Charlotte Bronte
Injustice by Richard Wright
Money by Yuval Noah Harari
Love by Jeanette Winterson
Has the witchcraft of Shakespeare’s tragedy – renowned for its violence and murder – transcended the production, or is it simply unlucky?
Get your pens and pencils ready to bring colour to Oberon’s magical forest from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.