Visual and Ideological Revolt: The Divided Carnivalesque in The Revenger's Tragedy

Yost, Brian
May 2008
Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & ;2008, Vol. 1, p99
Academic Journal
The article examines the play "The Revenger's Tragedy" which portrays the court society in Italy. It is stated that the court society goes down into a state of moral decay in which the unchecked appetites and illicit desires of royal inhabitants prevails. It furthers that the structure of society is bent to fulfill its physical and material cravings due to the dominance of aristocracy beyond legal consequence. Moreover, it notes that the corrupt ruling society and practice of revenge is criticized by the author of the play and uses the living women of the play to suggest more humane system by achieving renewal and regeneration.


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