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    Shakespearean proportions

    Hi,

    What does "Shakespearean proportions" mean in the following paragraph?

    “It was a widespread conspiracy," Lichtman said. "Several dozen people went to jail, including other very high officials of the [Nixon] campaign and of the Nixon administration. So a lot of people who should have known much better got sucked into this terrible scandal and it is a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions because in many ways Richard Nixon did a lot for the country.”

    My guess: It's really a big tragedy.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Shakespearean proportions

    You're right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Shakespearean proportions

    Your guess is near enough.

    Shakespeare's tragedies, which include Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear, have some pretty gruesome plots – often with wide-ranging repercussions for a number of people.

    Rover

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