The Jacobean and first Elizabethan era were a time of transformation in British theatre, with the phenomenon of 'Revenge Tragedy'.
Aristotle said that tragedy should be the 'imitation of an action', in other words, you may want to kill someone but if the action is imitated on the stage then you won't harm anybody in real life. In this course we'll look at some of the key tales. Trigger warning for the faint of heart!
1. The Duchess of Malfi
2. The Changeling
3. The Revenger's Tragedy
4. Tis Pity She's a Whore
Marcus J Freed is an actor, author, filmmaker and teacher. He trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, performed his one-man plays in 18 countries and taught for over 100 Jewish communities across the UK, Europe, Israel and the USA. A graduate of English and Drama departments at the Universities of Birmingham (BA) and London (MA), Marcus has written for various publications including his current Satirical Semite column for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.