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A new quantity of the best revenge tragedies of the seventeenth-century stage

These 4 performs, written in the course of the reigns of James I and Charles I, took revenge tragedy in darkish and ambiguous new instructions. In The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil, John Webster explores strength, intercourse, and corruption within the Italian courtroom, developing unforgettable anti-heroines. In The damaged Heart, John Ford questions the price of emotional repression as his characters try and subdue their wishes and hatreds in historic Greece. eventually, Ford's masterpiece 'Tis Pity She's a Whore explores the taboo topics of incest and forbidden love in a bold remodeling of Romeo and Juliet.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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