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Beyond the Spanish Tragedy: A Study of the Works of Thomas Kyd
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
Publication date July 15, 2009
Pages 252
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780719079498
ISBN-10 0719079497
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $25.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Kyd 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 study, 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 Erne shows, 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 work as a coherent dramatic oeuvre.

This groundbreaking study is now in paperback.

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