The Revenger's Tragedy
The Revenger’s Tragedy is a cynical revenge play by Thomas Middleton, a Jacobean playwright. It was first performed in 1606 and portrays a tragic and ambitious battle for power in an unnamed seventeenth-century Italian court. Although the play wasn’t performed for many years, it returned to popular favour in the twentieth century. Cyril Tourneur, an English soldier and dramatist, was thought for many years to be the writer of The Revenger’s Play before it was later attributed to Middleton. Middleton is one of the few Jacobean playwrights to achieve success with both comedic and tragic plays.
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