Shakespeare's tutor

The influence of Thomas Kyd

By Darren Freebury-Jones

Shakespeare's tutor
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  • Price: £80.00
  • ISBN: 9781526164742
  • Publish Date: Dec 2022
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526164735
  • Publish Date: Dec 2022
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6473-5
    • Published Date: December 2022


    Shakespeare's tutor: The influence of Thomas Kyd adds to the critical and scholarly discussion that seeks to establish the early modern playwright Thomas Kyd's dramatic canon, and indicates where and how Kyd contributed to the development of Shakespeare's drama through influence, collaboration, revision and adaptation. A further, complementary aim of the book is to demonstrate various ways in which it is possible to combine statistical analysis with reading plays as literary and performative works.

    The book summarises, extends, and corrects all of the scholarship on Kyd's authorship of anonymous plays, and reveals the remarkable extent to which Shakespeare was influenced by his dramatic predecessor. The book represents a significant intervention in the field of early modern authorship studies and aims to revolutionise our understanding of Shakespeare's dramatic development.


    Introduction: Thomas Kyd's dramatic oeuvre
    1 Kyd's stylistic individuality
    2 Authorship versus influence
    3 Kyd's influence on early Shakespeare
    4 Revision
    5 Collaboration
    6 Kyd's influence on Shakespeare's later plays
    7 Kyd and Shakespeare: A reappraisal
    Appendix: Rare tetragrams plus, shared between Kyd's sole- authored plays



    Darren Freebury-Jones is Lecturer of Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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