The Spanish Tragedy
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A ghoulish and bloody 16th-century tragedy.
The ghost of a murdered courtier is promised by Revenge that he will see his murderer killed by his mistress. The two ghostly figures sit down to watch the violent proceedings.
Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy is credited with establishing a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy.
This edition of the play in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series includes an introduction by Simon Trussler.
'A murky world of royal skulduggery, hangings, knifings and delayed revenge, which is by no means remote from our own violent times'Evening Standard