Thomas Kyd

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Thomas Kyd (1558-1594) was an English playwright.[1]

Kyd is the author of The Spanish Tragedy.[2] It was the most popular play of the time and many playwrights imitated it. A character in The Spanish Tragedy likely influenced Shakespeare when writing Hamlet.[2] Kyd was one of the first users of blank verse in English literature. "extraordinary dramatic (if not poetic) genius".[3]

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  1. "The Life of Thomas Kyd". Luminarium. Retrieved 22 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thomas Kyd". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 22 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Eliot, T.S. "Hamlet and His Problems". Bartleby.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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