How did Thomas Kyd die?


How did Thomas Kyd die?

The Spanish Tragedy:

Thomas Kyd was an Elizabethan playwright, and his best-known work is the revenge tragedy titled The Spanish Tragedy. The Spanish Tragedy follows Hireonimo's attempts to get revenge for his murdered son, Balthazar. Like Hamlet, Hireonimo stages a play-within-a-play. However, Hireonimo's play ends with Hieronimo murdering people.

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Unfortunately, we do not know exactly how Thomas Kyd died. However, we do know that Kyd died at age 35, in 1594. In 1593, Kyd was arrested and...

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Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern


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Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

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