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Thomas Rist

Thomas Rist is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen. His publications include Shakespeare's Romances and the Politics of Counter-Reformation, Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England and, co-edited with Andrew Gordon, The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England: Memorial Cultures of the Post-Reformation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spanish Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... or Hamlet would accrue. To define and categorize The Spanish Tragedy as a revenge tragedy echoing Shakespeare, as Thorndike did, would have meant nothing. No such bearings existed for Thomas Kyd or his audience. Bearings were something Kyd would...

New Directions: Revengers Tragedy: Affairs between Men

The Revenger’s Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, edited by J. C. Maxwell, The Arden Shakespeare (London: Methuen, 1987); Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy, edited by J. R. Mulryne, The New Mermaids (London: Methuen, 1989). Later in Scene 14, absent in Q2...

The Spanish Tragedy

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J.R. Mulryne

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Andrew Gurr

~playauthor~Written by~ Thomas Kyd , J.R. Mulryne , Andrew Gurr ~playauthor~Edited by~ J.R. Mulryne , Andrew Gurr

Methuen Drama, 2009

New Mermaids

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Acts: 4, Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (22), Female (2), Male (19), Unassigned (1)

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...The Spanish Tragedy can be considered the first great classic from the Elizabethan period of playwriting; for seventy years the story of Hieronimo’s revenge was the most quoted play in English. The play is innovative in its use of blank...

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Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Political and Economic Language : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... only as a stock stage villain, a caricature agent of hell, has long since been exploded. Among Shakespeare’s contemporaries, Sidney, Spenser, Gabriel Harvey, Nashe, Kyd, Marston, Bacon, Fulke Greville, Ralegh and Ben Jonson, to name only...

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Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nicki Faircloth

Nicki Faircloth is a freelance lecturer and writer based in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Plants and Gardens : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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... Southwark boasted bear-baiting pits, bowling alleys and, after 1575 when the Corporation of London expelled the players, theatres ( www.british-history.ac.uk , 18). Kyd dramatizes the perversion...