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

http://phoenixandturtle.net/bibliography.htm#eamon

THOMAS KYD excerpt

http://phoenixandturtle.net/excerptmill/edwards.htm

http://www.elizabethanauthors.org

 


 

 

 

 

 

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

http://web.archive.org/web/20090401195103/http://www.elizabethanauthors.com/span1.htm

THE SPANISH TRAGEDY Background

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spanish_Tragedy

 

Thomas Kyd

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kyd

Thomas Kyd and The Spanish Tragedy

http://web.archive.org/web/20050519073317/http://facstaff.uwa.edu/rmu/kyd.ht

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

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/spanish-tragedy-thomas-kyd-audio

series lectures

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/not-shakespeare-elizabethan-and-jacobean-popular-theatre

Discussion of Spanish Tragedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr6pu9K_JZM

Audio performance of the Play

http://librivox.org/the-spanish-tragedy-by-thomas-kyd/

The Spanish Tragedy script reading with Derek Jacobi

1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDuvqnsKXl8

2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzGte1JzguE

3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BCjfV1LOMk

4  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MrwyncXIuE

5  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JgjNu7KGX8

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.

http://www.questia.com/library/120072304/jacobean-revenge-tragedy-and-the-politics-of-virtue

BBC 4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l16vp

http://www.slideserve.com/courtney/senecan-and-revenge-tragedy

http://lizzie_hayes.tripod.com/lizziehayeswebpresence/id7.html

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.thorns/drama/Jacobean_Revenge_Tragedy.pdf

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl339/tragedy.html

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

Seneca influenced all with his tragedies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_the_Younger

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/lucius-annaeus-seneca-the-younger

http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/hamlet/senecadrama.html

Power point for 1997 RSC production of THE SPANISH TRAGEDY

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEAQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.warwick.ac.uk%2Ffac%2Farts%2Fren%2Fkyd-spanishtragedy%2Fteampages%2Ffiles%2F...

Sources and Models for Hamlet:
Thomas Kyd andRevenge Tragedy

http://www.crossref-it.info/textguide/The-White-Devil/32/2252

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl339/revenge.html

PAPERS AND BOOKS ON THE SPANISH TRAGEDY

http://www.uv.es/~fores/KishiTetsuo.uk.html

http://hamletguide.com/pdf/stephensen.pdf

http://www.marinshakespeare.org/pages/SpanishTragedy_Koory.php

http://books.google.com/books/about/Beyond_The_Spanish_Tragedy.html?id=qjMVA_FmHHEC

http://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1136&context=undergrad_rev

 

 

 



















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  • Geoffrey G.

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

    July 8, 2013

  • jim d.

    great

    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.

    Maybe.

    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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