How is Thomas Middleton's The Changeling different from traditional tragedies?
The Changeling is classified as a Jacobean tragedy and, thus, exhibits many differences from the classic Greek tragedies (the origin of the genre). Early tragedies contained conventions that The Changeling does not possess. For example, no chorus is present in The Changeling, whereas the chorus played an integral part in commenting upon the action of the play in Greek tragedies.
The Changeling also veers in a darker direction, with the emphasis being placed on the sub-genre of "revenge tragedy." This includes the murder of Alonzo by De Flores, as well as a surprisingly comic subplot involving the...
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