The Art of Revenge (Part 2)

After completing The Art of Revenge (Part 1), complete the following.

Write your own abbreviated version of a revenge tragedy. If you feel like taking it seriously, then do so, but an exaggerated or parody version is fine, too. You will need to make clear:

  • Who has been wronged? and how?
  • Who the avenger is planning to kill?
  • How they meet their own sticky end, having accomplished this task?

Start by drawing a character chart, with a summary of everybody’s name and function.

Allow your characters to talk directly to the audience to explain how they are reacting to events. Or you can give the key characters a friend to confide in. Be explicit about the means of revenge: poison, dagger or an elaborate and ingenious trap.

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