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The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

November 24, 2019
The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Another play, what a surprise. It seems all I read these days are plays!

The Revenger's Tragedy is what is says on the tin. Everyone in this court has a desire to gain revenge on someone who wronged them, and of course in typical fashion, those characters fall foul to their desires. Nearly everyone dies. I've pretty much prefaced every review of a play with the disclaimer that I simply don't get on well with them when it comes to reading for enjoyment. It still remains. Whilst I found the plot engaging and the characters are utterly insane in the best ways I can't wrap my head around the format. I feel like having to read each name throws me out of the scene but without doing so you haven't got a chance at fathoming out what on earth is going on in the scene. They're difficult to get through but I imagine if I watched them I'd like it far more.

As it stands I think this will be a brilliant play to analyse, but I wouldn't exactly say I liked it.


Name: The Revenger's Tragedy

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Pages: 137

ISBN: 978-0-7190-4375-8

Rating: 3/5

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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