The Art of Revenge (Part 1)

‘Revenge Tragedy’ was its own genre in the theatre of Shakespeare’s day. It had some strict rules, including that the revenger must also die at the end, as only God has the right to punish.

This is a two-part project. You can do just part one, or both. It can work as an individual project or in groups of four.

Find out everything you can about revenge tragedy. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • When was it popular?
  • Who wrote them, besides Shakespeare?
  • Did Shakespeare write any other revenge tragedies?
  • What did the plot usually involve?
  • What were some of the ways that characters died in some of these?

For part two, see here: The Art of Revenge (Part 2).

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