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The Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd


Bring healthy food and drink

Bring a copy of the play

$1 to maintain the website

Shakespeare's Shrieking Harbinger: The Phoenix and the Turtle, the First Folio, and the Shapes of Time.

Sophisticated Bibliography

THOMAS KYD excerpt







For its time,THE SPANISH TRAGEDY had a more profound effect on early modern culture than HAMLET...that was a later construct that comes from the period of the Restoration in 1660. This play was performed far more than Hamlet in the Elizabethan and Jacobean period and was far more popular.

The RSC has performed HAMLET and THE SPANISH TRAGEDY together in recent decades to be performed.

Bring your own copy of the play.

Bring food and drink to share

$1 for the maintenance of the website

The play



Thomas Kyd

Thomas Kyd and The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy: Thomas Kyd..a lecture series at Oxford University

Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre

This series of six lectures introduces six plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Once popular and now little-known, they can tell us a lot about what their first audiences enjoyed, aspired to and worried about - from immigrants in early modern London to the role of women in the household, from what religious changes might mean for attitudes to the dead to fantasies of easy money and social elevation.

Kyd lecture

series lectures

Discussion of Spanish Tragedy

Audio performance of the Play

The Spanish Tragedy script reading with Derek Jacobi






Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy

Revenge has been an issue in all societies from ancient times to the present day. In western culture, the revenge plot has been one of the linchpins of narrative structure, it is central to much Greek tragedy and was immensely popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres.


Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.)

Seneca influenced all with his tragedies

Power point for 1997 RSC production of THE SPANISH TRAGEDY

Sources and Models for Hamlet:
Thomas Kyd andRevenge Tragedy





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  • Geoffrey G.

    So glad I attended. Looking forward to the next time!

    July 8, 2013

  • jim d.


    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Educational and lots of fun. I met some very interesting people.

    July 6, 2013

  • Anthony O.

    Family thing came up. Sorry to miss this one. Enjoy! See you at the next one.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oi, I failed to get the play and won't have time tomorrow morning. My apologies. I'll be more proactive next time!

    July 5, 2013

    • jim d.

      no problemo..stay cool

      July 6, 2013

    • jim d.

      but, we will share copies

      July 6, 2013

  • Iona G.

    I'm sorry but I will have to leave early. I saw the listing in the Times:there may be a cast of thousands!!!

    July 5, 2013

  • Iona G.

    Maybe---not sure.

    July 1, 2013

  • Iona G.


    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can only attend 11:30am-12:30pm as I have a standing commitment at 1pm. Would love to participate though.

    June 24, 2013

    • jim d.

      Remind me when you come so we can get you in earlier

      June 24, 2013

  • Scott S.

    A long way off, so we'll see, but I'd love to do this!

    April 8, 2013

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