(1558-94)English Renaissance playwright. Author of The Spanish Tragedy, an exceptionally popular play on the Elizabethan stage. The Spanish Tragedy was one of Shakespeare's sources for Hamlet and is an early example of revenge tragedy.
T.S. Eliot's essay on Hamlet from "The Sacred Wood" touches upon Kyd and "The Spanish Tragedy."
Biography plus links to all of his works currently in print.
Briefly discusses The Spanish Tragedy as a source for Hamlet.
Comparative essay of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy.
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