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Kyd, Thomas 1558-1594

Overview
Works: 216 works in 966 publications in 8 languages and 15,836 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Attributed name, Other
Classifications: PR2654, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Thomas Kyd
The Spanish tragedy by Thomas Kyd( Book )

109 editions published between 1603 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The Spanish tragedy by Thomas Kyd( Book )

99 editions published between 1599 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Tragedy was well known to sixteenth-century audiences, and its central elements--a play-within-a-play and a ghost bent on revenge--are widely believed to have influenced Shakespeare's Hamlet. This volume includes a generous selection of supporting materials, among them Kyd's likely sources (Virgil, Jacques Yver, and the anonymous "The Earl of Leicester Betrays His Own Servant"), Thomas Nashe's satiric criticism of Kyd, Michel de Montaigne and Francis Bacon on revenge, and "The Ballad of The Spanish Tragedy," which suggests the play's initial reception. "Criticism" is thematically organized to provide readers with a clear sense of the play's major themes. Contributors include Michael Hattaway, Jonas A. Barish, Donna B. Hamilton, G.K. Hunter, Lorna Hutson, Molly Smith, J.R. Mulryne, T. McAlindon, and Andrew Sofer. -- Publisher website
The Spanish tragedy, 1592 by Thomas Kyd( Book )

156 editions published between 1592 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish comedy, or, The first part of Hieronimo ; and, the Spanish tragedy, or, Hieronimo is mad again by Thomas Kyd( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of King Leir by Lear( Book )

19 editions published between 1605 and 1970 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pleasaunt conceited historie, called The taming of a shrew( Book )

12 editions published between 1594 and 1953 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rare triumphs of love and fortune( Book )

10 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Kyd by Thomas Kyd( Book )

30 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor aimed to issue an edition of Thomas Kyd's extant works, as far as they could be identified. He states that 'in the study of pre-Shakespearean literature ... there has been no more marked feature, especially on the Continent, than the increased prominence given to Kyd.'
The tragedie of Solimon and Perseda wherein is laide open loves constancie, fortunes inconstancie and deaths triumphs by Thomas Kyd( Book )

24 editions published between 1599 and 1953 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedye of Solyman and Perseda by Thomas Kyd( Book )

13 editions published between 1592 and 1991 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelia by Robert Garnier( Book )

24 editions published between 1594 and 1994 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solimon and Perseda by Thomas Kyd( Book )

14 editions published between 1599 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soliman and Perseda (1592/93) by Thomas Kyd( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minor Elizabethan drama by Ashley Horace Thorndike( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 1967 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solimon and Perseda 1599 by Thomas Kyd( Book )

8 editions published between 1912 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five revenge tragedies( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Elizabethan era gave way to the reign of James I, England grappled with corruption within the royal court and widespread religious anxiety. Dramatists responded with morally complex plays of dark wit and violent spectacle. This book features five such works
Works by Thomas Kyd( Book )

8 editions published between 1901 and 1967 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Spanish tragedy
Alternative Names
Kid, Thomas 1558-1594

Kyd 1558-1594

Thomas Kyd Brits auteur

Thomas Kyd drammaturgo britannico

Thomas Kyd englischer elisabethanischer Dramatiker

Кид, Томас

تهۆماس کید

توماس كيد

توماس كيد، 1558-1594

توماس کید

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キッド, トマス

托马斯·基德

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