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Revenge Plays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0926  Thursday, 22 April 2004

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Apr 2004 10:56:01 -0400
Subject: 15.0914 Revenge Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0914 Revenge Plays

No list of revenge plays is complete without that bizarre piece, Thomas
Heywood's Iron Age, Part Two, unmatched, as far as I know, for the
height of the pile of corpses left onstage at the end. The subtitle
announces that this play contains "the deaths of Penthesilia, Paris,
Priam, and Hecuba: The burning of Troy: The deaths of Agamemnon,
Menelaus, Clitemnestra, Hellena, Orestes, Egistus [

 

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