31 Days, 31 Villains: #28-#27, Chiron and Demetrius

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Today, in a 2-for-1 Villain entry of #28 and #27, we have the devilish duo of Chiron and Demetrius, sons of the Goth Queen and Roman Empress Tamora. They commit acts of horror – so why aren’t they higher on the list? Listen in to find out what they do, what they don’t do, and what knocked them out of the top ten.

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31 Days, 31 Villains: #30, Saturninus

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Villain #30 on the list is Titus Andronicus’ Saturninus – he doesn’t have an evil plot of his own, but he manages some pretty awful stuff nonetheless.

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PS. Not listed in the video is the awesomely lovely episode where Saturninus petulantly tries to steal his brother’s fiancee because, hey, I’m the emperor now and your would-be father-in-law is a slave of duty so HA!

Shakespeare’s Themes: End of a Tragedy

While Shakespeare tragedies often kill off many of the relevant characters, those left behind to lead the way into the future are interesting too. Here is a discussion of three characters who are raised to power by the end of their respective tragedies: Lucius (Titus Andronicus), Malcolm (Macbeth), and Fortinbras (Hamlet).

And, with a much pithier statement on the end of tragedies than I could ever muster, here is TheGeekyBlonde’s Hamlet, which ends with her Fortinbras summing up how Shakespeare ends his tragedies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mHQ8te8Rfk