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Author Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594

Title The Spanish tragedy : authoritative text , sources and contexts, criticism / Thomas Kyd ; edited by Michael Neill, University of Kent


 McDonald 2nd Floor  PR2654 .S6 2014    DUE 02-17-16
Call # PR2654 .S6 2014
Descript xl, 289 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references
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
Contents Introduction -- The text of The Spanish tragedy -- Contexts. Sources and biography. [Aeneas in the underworld] / Virgil ; [Soliman and Perseda] / Jacques Yver ; [The Earl of Leicester betrays his own servant] / Anonymous ; [Satiric criticism of Kyd] / Thomas Nashe -- Revenge. From An exhortation concerning good order and obedience to rulers and magistrates ; From Of cruelty and from Cowardice, the mother of cruelty / Michel de Montaigne ; Of revenge / Francis Bacon -- Contemporary reception. [The ballad of The Spanish tragedy] / Anonymous -- Criticism. Stagecraft. From The Spanish tragedy: architectonic design / Michael Hattaway ; The language of the play. From The Spanish tragedy, or The pleasures and perils of rhetoric / Jonas A. Barish ; Metadramatic readings. From The Spanish tragedy: a speaking picture / Donna B. Hamilton ; Justice and revenge. From Ironies of justice in The Spanish tragedy / G.K. Hunter ; From Hieronimo, justice and dramatist / Lorna Hutson ; Violence and death. From The theater and the scaffold: death as spectacle in The Spanish tragedy / Molly Smith ; Politics and subversion. From Nationality and language in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish tragedy / J.R. Mulryne ; The play of opposites. From Thomas Kyd: The Spanish tragedy / T. McAlindon ; Iconography. From Absorbing interests: Kyd's bloody handkerchief as palimpsest / Andrew Sofer
Subject Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594. Spanish tragedy
Add Author Neill, Michael, 1942- editor of compilation
Series A Norton critical edition
Norton critical edition