A comparative and evaluative study of Thomas Kyd?s The Spanish tragedy, Christopher Marlowe?s The Jew of Malta and William Shakespeare?s Titus Andronicus as revenge tragedy
Harris, Helen K.
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This paper examines three of the earliest Elizabethan's revenge tragedies, Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, and William Shakespeare's Titus Andrenicus, in order to determine their significance in the development of Elizabethan drama. After briefly considering classical and contemporary influences, this study attempts to show how Kyd, Marlowe, and Shakespeare, building upon these influences, created dramas of action and variety which helped establish a dramatic style which was peculiarly Elizabethan.
English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism
Revenge in literature
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500 - 1600 -- History and criticism
Kyd, Thomas, 1558 -1594 Spanish tragedy
Marlowe, Christopher, 1564 -1593 Jew of Malta
Shakespeare, William, 1564 -1616 Titus Andronicus