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The Spanish tragedy

Author: Thomas Kyd; Clara Calvo; Jesús Tronch
Publisher: London : Arden Shakespeare, 2013.
Series: Arden early modern drama; Arden early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : New ed.View all editions and formats
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"Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy is an outstanding landmark of Elizabethan tragedy. It probably inspired Shakespeare to write Hamlet, as it contains a ghost, murders that demand revenge, and a hero that hesitates and contemplates suicide. As a revenge tragedy, it set up the salient features of a dramatic genre that would last decades. Its hero, the aged marshal of Spain Hieronimo, soon became the archetypal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Kyd; Clara Calvo; Jesús Tronch
ISBN: 9781408129982 1408129981 9781904271604 190427160X
OCLC Number: 810948525
Description: xviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Arden early modern drama; Arden early modern drama.
Responsibility: Thomas Kyd.

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"Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy is an outstanding landmark of Elizabethan tragedy. It probably inspired Shakespeare to write Hamlet, as it contains a ghost, murders that demand revenge, and a hero that hesitates and contemplates suicide. As a revenge tragedy, it set up the salient features of a dramatic genre that would last decades. Its hero, the aged marshal of Spain Hieronimo, soon became the archetypal stage representation of grief, rhetorical passion and madness. Hieronomi's main antagonist, Lorenzo, is one of the first Machiavellian characters of English drama. This edition explores the play in relation to its historical context and contemporary Iberian dynastic policy. It also offers a fresh assessment of its stage history and presents for the first time an integrated text inviting a reading of the play as it was published both in 1592 and in 1602." - Back Cover.

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