The Revenger’s Tragedy


Thomas Middleton

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Revenger’s Tragedy can help.

The Revenger’s Tragedy Symbols

Gloriana’s Skull

Vindice carries the skull of his murdered beloved, Gloriana, who was killed by the Duke for refusing his sexual advances almost ten years before the action of the play. Vindice addresses the skull in the…

read analysis of Gloriana’s Skull

Natural Phenomena

The Revenger’s Tragedy contains instances and mentions of natural phenomena from the sky—e.g. comets, stars, thunder, and lightning—which are a typical feature of the revenge tragedy genre, often as markers of some sort higher power…

read analysis of Natural Phenomena