kids encyclopedia robot

Thomas Kyd facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
first page of The Spanish Tragedy

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".

Images for kids

kids search engine
Thomas Kyd Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.