Jacobean Tragedy

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  • Created on: 09-02-20 11:03

Generic Conventions - typical feature of a category of writing

Jacobean Tragedy - refers to tragedies written during the reign of King James I from 1603-25. It is a recognised genre with its own distinctive features and characteristics.


Character plans a revenge for a wrong committed.

Sometimes many characters seek revenge and the play charts how the various quests for vengeance result in violent deaths.

Brutal and Wicked Behaviour 

Plays portray unpleasant and viscious aspects of humanity. Murder,


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