Revenge of the Book Club
Some time ago, I abandoned the regular discussion of selected books. The reason should have been obvious. One of the participants preferred to find a reason to pick quarrels and make insulting remarks. He has departed, and we can resume. Working on the second volume of Properties of Blood, I need to rewrite the chapters on revenge. This is a good occasion for looking at the classic work of the English stage, The Revenger's Tragedy, which used to be attributed to Cyril Tourneur or occasionally to Thomas Middleton, and is now universally ascribed to Middleton, a dramatist much admired by T.S. Eliot. Gutenberg.org has a 19th century text online, attributed to Tourneur. The standard new edition, which I have, I find of little help and much academic nonsense, but when I find anything worth repeating, I'll offer it.
Middleton, I think you will find, is a good deal easier to read than Shakespeare, but feel free to indicate puzzling passages. It is not a very long play, so it will not take a great deal of time.