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The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton
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Sep 14, 10

Read on September 12, 2010

melodramatic, sardonic, sarcastic, over-the-top = just my kind of play!

The Revenger's Tragedy begins with Vindice vowing vengeance to a skull that he is holding. The evil and cuckold duke has wronged Vindice and so he goes in disguise in order to get his vengeance. Revenge quickly turns into a disaster where the line between right and wrong is traversed. In between are a mother selling her daughters chastity, a son being wrongfully executed, and a kiss from a poisoned skull.

This play is slightly less difficult than Shakespeare. I would recommend it to anyone who likes drama and who is looking for an intellectual read.

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