The Revenger’s Tragedy


Thomas Middleton

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The Revenger’s Tragedy: Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Ambitioso and Supervacuo discuss taking the Duke’s order for death directly to the prison guards (rather than the judges) to bring about Lussurioso’s execution more quickly—and in doing so, increase their own power in the court. They also plan to “trick and wile” Junior Brother out of his imprisonment.
The order is actually non-specific, equally applicable to Lussurioso or Junior Brother, who are both currently imprisoned. Whether this is a deliberate trick by the Duke or just the product of Ambitioso and Supervacuo’s ignorance is unclear.
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