The Spanish Tragedy

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"The Spanish Tragedy was the first great classic from the Elizabethan period of playwriting, along with Marlowe's Tamburlaine. Set during the 1580s in Spain, England's greatest enemy, for seventy years the play was the most quoted play in English, providing the model for all its successors, even Hamlet. As the greatest of Elizabethan revenge tragedies it first marks out in challenging form the morality of revenge, and then uses a play within the play to kill off all the victims and one of the two revengers. The chief revenger is left to bite out

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"The Spanish Tragedy was the first great classic from the Elizabethan period of playwriting, along with Marlowe's Tamburlaine. Set during the 1580s in Spain, England's greatest enemy, for seventy years the play was the most quoted play in English, providing the model for all its successors, even Hamlet. As the greatest of Elizabethan revenge tragedies it first marks out in challenging form the morality of revenge, and then uses a play within the play to kill off all the victims and one of the two revengers. The chief revenger is left to bite out his own tongue on stage before he kills himself." This student edition contains a lengthy introduction and background on the author, date and sources, themes, critical interpretation and stage history, as well as a fully annotated version of the playtext in modern spelling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450524803
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/10/2010
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Neill is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland and Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Kent. He is the author of Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy and Putting History to the Question. His editions include Antony and Cleopatra and Othello for the Oxford Shakespeare, Middleton’s The Changeling for New Mermaids, and Massinger’s The Renegado for Arden Early Modern Drama.

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