Well shiiiit. Forgot to read the Spanish Tragedy for today. Oopsies. On The Spanish TragedyKyd: 1558-1594. His father wrote legal documents for a living, and had money enough to send Kyd to a good school. He was there versed in Latin, Mythology, and
Entrapment. We've a madhouse. (dadadadada) there's a madhouse. Overly melancholic. Citadel- it's a fort. Our job is to guard the citadel. If it's hard to get in, it's also hard to get out. How not to socialize women. This is daddy's little girl being
Are we supposed to dislike the women in this play? They're out of their humors. Jilted women are told through the lens of the men who desert them. It's a good story until you become them. Everyone knows about Helen, no one knows about Oenone, Paris'
A spider diagram of revenge now surrounds the Duke.
Hey, she had flesh, she was hot, she asked for it. The toy broke. I discarded it. I really
don’t see why I’m on trial. I can do this because I can and I’m allowed.
Duke: This is going to hurt my name.
Revengers Tragedy. It's got the freaking word revenge in it! Uncertain authorship on this one. Some says it's Middleton, but others say it doesn't fit his other works. Middleton stayed in the cities for his plots, and the characters are cookiecutter
Hail Caesar, even if you are inept. Oh yeah, LEAP DAY! LEAP DAY! LEAP DAY! English Honors: Sexually Transmitted Honors Society. Every time you get raped, you kill yourself. But suicide is a Catholic sin. So Lucina doesn't commit suicide, she sorta sp
We know who wrote The Changeling. In fact, we know who wrote what part of The Changeling. Middleton was born of new gentleman class, attended Oxford, wrote with some of his friends. Died in 1620 and was highly respected in his own time. T. S. Elliot
I hate sleep deprivation. More importantly, Lysippus is a good king. Gives Melantius blanks to do with what he pleases. Aspatia has a brother in the army that she kinda looks like. So she steals his armor and pretends to be her. Poor thing is constan
Amintor finally wants to fight so that he may die honorably by the hand of Melantius. James I put an end to dueling, in France 3000+ noblemen died a year, so they outlawed it too. Dueling was killing off the nobility. Amintor has done nothing directl
To what degree can you undress a boy actor? Sex was a big thing among the higher class. The morning after the wedding, they had to show the sheets to ensure that the marriage was consummated and that things were working. It's hard to feel bad for Asp
The Maid's Tragedy. So we've finally come to the point of sthupping the maid. The play is set in Rhodes, which isn't mainland Greece, but an island off the shore. This is people on an island watching a play about people on an island. We've a highly s
Let's accuse Piato right off the bat of poisoning the Duke! That's a great idea! Okay, now that's Lussurioso's the Duke, let's figure out how to kill him. Dumb shows are time compressors. Everyone hates Lussurioso at his coronation, and Lussurioso ha
White Devil- it looks innocent, but it's still a devil. Therefore it can seduce you and lead you to evil and you wouldn't (at first) know it. Supervaccio and Ambitioso are a team of idiots. They on a whole are the stupid, ambitious one. Lussurioso: H
Eudoxia: Your reward is tainted. Your support is tainted. Your deeds are tainted. Now die. Is this play just "I dislike James I" hidden in Rome? It has a woman end up the most honorable figure in the empire. The supposedly divine ruler is corrupt.
Valentia! More gambling! Wow, lets lose everything to the emperor over a game of dice. Ring a ding ding! Lucina overdoes her virtue a bit? Well, she does have to deal with EVERYONE pushing her towards the emperor. Is Lucina naive concerning the invit
More Farvershamalamadingdong That damned deer! Sex and money. She's in it for the sex, he's in it for the cash. The known murderer who exists happily as everyone knows he has his trade and everyone partakes of his services. The need for Sparafucile.
More Arden of Boringersham Black Will was a soldier. Now there's no war and his station has gone down. He knows how to kill and that's about it. There are conduct books as to how to write love letters. Michael dips into these to no avail. Arden is de
Who wrote Aden of Faversham? It looks like it could be someone uneducated, but on the other hand, this doesn't call for flair and flash. There have been some who said Marlowe wrote it, but it has no mythology or long winded soliloquies. Then there's
Ay carumba della tragedia espanol!
Or, Hireonimo is Mad again! There's a murder afoot and you're coming to me with traffic complaints? Coocoo for cocopuffs versus coocoo and still ticking. Gender issue between the madness? Well, yeah. There is defin
El Tragedy Espanola! Bel-imperia loves the cock. Don Andrea is dead, so on to Don Horatio. I want to be a prisoner like Balthazar. Hieronimo is nobility, but he's also the emcee. The second love is portrayed as emotional in a revenge tragedy, it's ba
Hail Titus. Ttius has taken over Lavinia's voice, or whatever there was prior to her tongue being snachted. What's the timeframe here? Laughter in the place of tears. What would Lavinia's role have been had she remained able to talk? Does she exist t
Old Roman warrior culture vs. new oratory politician culture. This was true in Elizabethan England at the time as well. Many of the old, noble houses were dying out. These were the renaissance men. They were replaced by these new families who were cr
1.28 EGL 362 Revenge! Sex! Violence! Revenge tragedy versus Domestic tragedy. Domestic: tragedy of the family, no revenge Revenge tragedy: lots of bodies stacked up and lovely amounts of death. There's an intersection of the two, and we'll be discuss
The Tragedy of Valentian. It's pretty cool. Takes place in our favorite place of all history, Rome! It's easier to comment on empire and instability through Rome than it is through a modern lens. Works are reserved for the ancient works, not modern t
Everyone covets something. Franklin covets his friend. Class is still a major thing with the characters. Alice is above Arden in social structure. She has shed light on poor Arden by marrying down. Women normally marry up, but Alice married down. She
Espanol! Why do we have multiple people serving as different audiences? Well, we know the most out of everyone. Revenge and Andreas the second most. Everyone else, much less. B-I and Horatio's love is like a bad song. It just keeps getting more sacch