Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


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.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.