The Revenger's Tragedy  

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The Revenger's Tragedy is an English language Jacobean revenge tragedy whose authorship is the subject of much contention, with both Thomas Middleton and Cyril Tourneur being popular candidates for authorship. It was performed in 1606 and published in 1607. A vivid and often violent portrayal of lust and ambition in an Italian court, the play typifies the satiric tone and [cynicism] of much Jacobean tragedy. The play fell out of favor at some point before the restoration of the theaters in 1660; however, it has experienced a minor revival in the twentieth century among directors and playgoers who appreciate its affinity with the temper of modern times (Wells, 106).




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