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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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

This is--literally--the mother of all English revenge plays. It was such a spectacular hit in London in the 1580s that it likely inspired the young Shakespeare to write Titus Andronicus in an effort ... Read full review

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User Review  - paulskiy2k - LibraryThing

Warning this book is not a tragedy. So don't let the title scare you. It's extremely funny and very odd. Still though entertaining. Just make sure you know what is going on in history during this time. It will help. Read full review


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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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