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Beyond "The Spanish tragedy" : a study of the works of Thomas Kyd

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Publication Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press, 2001
Collection The Revels plays companion library
Description XIX, 252 p.
Abstract This is the first book in more than thirty years on the playwright who is arguably Shakespeare's most important tragic predecessor. Brilliantly fusing the drama of the academic and popular traditions, Thomas Kyd's plays are of central importance for understanding how the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries came about. Called ‘an extraordinary dramatic... genius' by T. S. Eliot, Thomas Kyd invented the revenge tragedy genre that culminated in Shakespeare's Hamlet some twelve years later. In this book, The Spanish Tragedy—the most popular of all plays on the English Renaissance stage—receives the extensive scholarly and critical treatment it deserves, including a full reception and modern stage history. Yet as this study makes clear, Thomas Kyd is much more than the author of a single masterpiece. Don Horatio (partly extant in The First Part of Hieronimo), the lost early Hamlet, Soliman and Perseda, and Cornelia all belong to what emerges in this study for the first time as a coherent dramatic oeuvre.
Keywords KydWilliam ShakespeareDramaRenaissanceSpanish TragedyHamletSoliman and PersedaCornelia
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ISBN: 978-0-7190-6093-9
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ERNE, Lukas Christian. Beyond "The Spanish tragedy" : a study of the works of Thomas Kyd. Manchester : Manchester Univ. Press, 2001. (The Revels plays companion library) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:14397

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