Four Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy; The Revenger's Tragedy; The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois; And the Atheist's Tragedy

Four Revenge Tragedies The Spanish Tragedy The Revenger s Tragedy The Revenge of Bussy D Ambois And the Atheist s Tragedy The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries The classic ingredients of the genre are a quest for vengeance mad scenes a play within a play an

  • Title: Four Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy; The Revenger's Tragedy; The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois; And the Atheist's Tragedy
  • Author: Katharine Eisaman Maus
  • ISBN: 9780192838780
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries The classic ingredients of the genre are a quest for vengeance, mad scenes, a play within a play, and carnage Each of the four plays here subverts the genre, and deals with fundamental moral questions about justice and the individual, while registering the strains of lifeThe Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries The classic ingredients of the genre are a quest for vengeance, mad scenes, a play within a play, and carnage Each of the four plays here subverts the genre, and deals with fundamental moral questions about justice and the individual, while registering the strains of life in an increasingly fragile social hierarchy This edition includes Thomas Kyd s The Spanish Tragedy, the anonymous The Revenger s Tragedy variously ascribed to Cyril Tourneur and Thomas Middleton , The Revenge of Bussy D Ambois by George Chapman, and Tourneur s The Atheist s Tragedy.

    One thought on “Four Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy; The Revenger's Tragedy; The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois; And the Atheist's Tragedy”

    1. I've only read two out of the four so far and will definitely go back to reading the other two at some point in my literary life.

    2. Terrific edition of four of the best early modern English tragedies not written by Shakespeare. Do not skip the editor's introduction. It is very good and will enrich the reading of these plays.

    3. Although none of these are up with Shakespeare in terms of language they are still great fun and this is a superb edition.

    4. Love this book. The Revenger's Tragedy is my favourite Renaissance plays, and this book has a very good copy. This book gives good notes and a good translations on all these plays.

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