9780141192277

Five Revenge Tragedies : The Spanish Tragedy; Hamlet; Antonio's Revenge; the Tragedy of Hoffman; the Revenger's Tragedy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780141192277

  • ISBN10:

    0141192275

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/27/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

As the Elizabethan era gave way to the reign of James I, England grappled with corruption within the royal court and widespread religious anxiety. Dramatists responded with morally complex plays of dark wit and violent spectacle, exploring the nature of death, the abuse of power and vigilante justice. In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy a father failed by the Spanish court seeks his own bloody retribution for his son's murder. Shakespeare's 1603 version of Hamlet creates an avenging Prince of unique psychological depth, while Chettle's The Tragedy of Hoffman is a fascinating reworking of Hamlet's themes, probably for a rival theatre company. In Marston's Antonio's Revenge, thwarted love leads inexorably to gory reprisals and in Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, malcontent Vindice unleashes an escalating orgy of mayhem on a debauched Duke for his bride's murder, in a ferocious satire reflecting the mounting disillusionment of the age. Emma Smith's introduction considers the political and religious climate behind the plays and the dramatic conventions within them. This edition includes a chronology, playwrights' biographies and suggestions for further reading.

Author Biography

Emma Smith's introduction considers the political and religious climate behind the plays and the dramatic conventions within them. This edition includes a chronology, playwrights' biographies and suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. vii
Playwrightsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Further Readingp. xxvi
Note on the Textsp. xxix
Five Revenge Tragedies
Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedyp. 1
William Shakespeare: Hamlet (1603)p. 97
John Marston: Antonio's Revengep. 169
Henry Chettle: The Tragedy of Hoffmanp. 243
Thomas Middleton: The Revenger's Tragedyp. 325
Appendix: Hamlet (or Hamlets)p. 417
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