The Spanish Tragedy

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Manchester University Press, May 15, 1996 - Drama - 143 pages
19 Reviews
The "revenge" play became the most durable and commercially successful type of drama on the Elizabethan stage. This example by Thomas Kyd, who was one of the originators of the genre, brings to life the intrigues of the Spanish court, dramatically juxtaposing romantic passion with sudden violent death and clandestine politics. The ghost of Dan Andrea and his guide Revenge observe the dark and bloody action throughout, provoking questions about the nature of the human condition.
  

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User Review  - Jamie Murphy - Goodreads

I enjoyed this pre-cursor to hamlet a lot except the final act, which i felt was rushed and a little forced in terms of the final tragedy. Kyd doesn't have Shakespeare's skill at characterisation ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
43
Section 4
58
Section 5
110
Section 6
131
Section 7
145
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David Bevington is Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Chair of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago

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