The Spanish Tragedy
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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Review: The Spanish TragedyUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
This text was required reading for my Studies in Renaissance Literature course at the University of Utah. A Senecan closet tragedy come to life in Renaissance England. Known as "the grandfather of ... Read full review
Review: The Spanish TragedyUser Review - Scott - Goodreads
I gave this an extra star for its importance to literary history. It's kind of a mess of a play, a bit draggy in parts, and with a play within the play that mostly shows how much better Shakespeare ... Read full review