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

Kyd is the author of The Spanish Tragedy. 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. Kyd was one of the first users of blank verse in English literature. "extraordinary dramatic (if not poetic) genius".

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