Lecture: Revenge Tragedies

Macbeth - Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Photo by Kendall Whi

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 31, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; Room 108; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • 215-496-9722 ext 102

“Revenge Tragedies”
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

Revenge dramas have always been appealing, from Seneca’s plays in Ancient Rome to the 21st century television show Revenge. And in the late 16th and early 17th century, revenge was a consistent hit on the early modern stage. This lecture will investigate the various developments of the genre, including looking at Shakespeare’s two versions — Titus Andronicus and Hamlet.

Admission is free with advance registration. Lecture is held at The Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central).