Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2009

272 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719079498

Bookseller Code (06)

Beyond The Spanish Tragedy

A study of the works of Thomas Kyd

Lukas Erne

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays Companion Library MUP

  • This was first book in more than thirty years on the playwright who is arguably Shakespeare's most important tragic predecessor - now in paperback
  • Brilliantly fusing the drama of the academic and popular traditions, Thomas Kyd's plays are of central importance for understanding how the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries was formed
  • The Spanish Tragedy - the most popular of all plays on the English Renaissance stage - receives the extensive scholarly and critical treatment it deserves, including a full reception and modern stage history
  • Yet as Erne shows, Thomas Kyd is much more than the author of a single masterpiece: Don Horatio, the lost early Hamlet, Soliman and Perseda, and Cornelia all belong to what emerges in this study for the first time as a coherent dramatic oeuvre

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