The Spanish Tragedy is a play by Thomas Kyd that was first performed in 1587.


See a complete list of the characters in The Spanish Tragedy and in-depth analysis of Hieronimo, Bel-Imperia, and Lorenzo.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the major themes, motifs, and symbols in The Spanish Tragedy.


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Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of The Spanish Tragedy with these quiz questions.


Here you will find three brief essays on the play: the importance of kingship in the play, its representation of the supernatural, and how Kyd creates ambiguity in characters' motivation; as well as suggested essay questions for The Spanish Tragedy.

Further Study

Expand your study with a background esssay on Thomas Kyd and the play and a list of outside readings about The Spanish Tragedy.


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