The atheists tragedy or the honest mans revenge is a jacobean era stage play a tragedy written by cyril tourneur and first published in 1611 it is the only dramatic work recognised by the consensus of modern scholarship as the undisputed work of tourneur one of the more shadowy figures of renaissance drama. The two plays which make up this volume are of different quality while no one would claim that the atheists tragedy is a masterpiece it is an important play because in it the exhortation vengeance is mine saith the lord is acted upon with unusual consistency the revengers tragedy on the other hand is a masterpiece. About the play for the jacobeans an atheist was a man like damville in tourneurs tragedy who denied the existence of the afterlife and the role of supernatural forces like fate destiny or providence in human affairs the play is damvilles tragedy in two senses. The atheists tragedy cyril tourneur on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers written by cyril tourneur and first published in 1611 the atheists tragedy or the honest mans revenge is a classic jacobean era revenge play in this drama we find the story of damville
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