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[tet-ral-ŏji]

A group of four connected plays or novels. Ancient Greek dramatic festivals presented tetralogies comprising three related tragedies and a satyr play. Shakespeare's major history plays fall into two tetralogies, the first comprising the three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, the second comprising Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (1957–60) is a tetralogy of novels.

Subjects: Literature — Theatre.


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