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Shakespeare's tutor

The influence of Thomas Kyd

By Darren Freebury-Jones

Shakespeare's tutor
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  • Publish Date: Dec 2022
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-8261-6
    • Pages: 248
    • Price: £25.00
    • Published Date: February 2025

    Description

    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.

    Reviews

    "Darren Freebury-Jones works meticulously, using a clearly explained methodology, to give us a much-expanded canon of Kyd's work . This does look like a plausibly coherent grouping of dramas, and it gives Freebury-Jones a lot to work with when he examines Kyd's influence on Shakespeare, looking at features such as vengeful female characters, foreboding dreams, dramatic structure and multi-layered staging".
    Bart van Es, Times Literary Supplement

    "Darren Freebury-Jones's latest book represents a continuation of his revisionary scholarship on adaptation, imitation, and attribution . this path-breaking monograph . reveals deep, subtle, and multiform stylistic interaction between Shakespeare and his contemporaries . the author manages to convey an astonishing amount of evidence with concision in accessible and direct critical language".
    Goran Stanivukovic, Modern Language Review

    Contents

    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

    Index

    Author

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

    Shakespeare's tutor

    By Darren Freebury-Jones

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