Additional Reading Material

I encourage all of you to pick another tragedy to read over the break and the coming term. This will help you to solidify and expand the breadth of your knowledge about the genre. You will also need additional material to discuss for our Significant Connections assessment later this year.


You can find a suggestions list here. Alternatively, if you have a text in mind that is not on this list, come and speak with me about it.


Below are a selection of PDF’s that you can download and read at your leisure. They are all play’s, as this is how Aristotle believed a tragedy should be delivered “in dramatic rather than narrative form”.


The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Download (PDF, 5.81MB)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Download (PDF, 222KB)


The Crucible by Authur Miller

Download (PDF, 274KB)

Death of a Salesman by Authur Miller

Download (PDF, 1.29MB)



Posted by Renee Plunkett

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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