Antonio's Revenge

Play written by John Marston
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Antonio's Revenge is a late Elizabethan play written by John Marston and performed by the Children of Paul's. It is a sequel to Marston's comic play Antonio and Mellida, and it chronicles the conflict and violence between Piero Sforza, the Duke of Venice, and Antonio, who is determined to take revenge against Piero for the death of his father and the slander of his fiancée (Piero's daughter Mellida, to whom he is bethrothed at the end of Antonio and Mellida). While it has much in common with other revenge tragedies (particularly Shakespeare's Hamlet), it is sometimes read as a hyperbolic parody of the genre.
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