Episode 17: The Spanish Tragedy

It’s the end of 2016, and for some reason, we can’t stop thinking about vengeance, murder, and tragedy. To celebrate, this new episode is all about Thomas Kyd’s influential play The Spanish Tragedy.


Talking points:

  • Bel-Imperia totally rocks
  • Echoes of this play in later tragedies (nb. comparisons to Hamlet)
  • A very tenuous film analogy.
  • Kyd’s use of language.
  • Epic meta-theatre, and a murderous play that’s even better than the one in Women Beware Women!

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