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Thomas Kyd (1558–1594)

Kyd, Thomas. An English dramatist (1558–94). He was the most popular English writer of tragedies before Shakespeare, and helped prepare the way for him. His most successful play was ‘The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again’ (1588; printed 1594). To him is also ascribed ‘The First Part of Jeronimo’ and the old play of ‘Hamlet,’ now lost. He translated Garnier’s ‘Cornélie’ (printed 1594).