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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thomas Kyd". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. Eliot, T.S. "Hamlet and His Problems". Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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