The Spanish Tragedy

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Manchester University Press, May 15, 1996 - Drama - 143 pages
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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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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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