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on 6 December 2017
An excellent, if bloody, revenge play. A father seeks revenge on his son's murderers. A lovely free edition of a troubled but gripping play. This edition is great to read the play but as there are no notes, sections on the characters or background on the author it is perhaps better that students look to another copy of the play. Recommended.
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on 21 January 2013
For those who are enraptured by Shakespeare's works, and cannot get enough of him, then I would suggest you turn to his Muse and master, Mr Thomas Kyd, the originator of the Revenge Tragedy in England. This play deals with all the best parts of revenge tragedies, from ghosts, bloody murders every other act, gory scene descriptions (the first scene is very eloquent on the subject of beheading, dismembering...)

In fact, the only thing to say, is if you are a fan of Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus' and 'Hamlet' then read this, as Shakes nicked at least one scene from this play and split it over the two (he didn't even bother to hide it when he 'borrowed' from Marlowe's 'Jew of Malta')

If you are new to Renaissance tragedy, and want something that will get your heart pumping, then this is for you. Either way, it is a must. You MUST read it!! :D x
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on 9 February 2018
What a breakthrough these revenges made for Shakespeare & Co.! Well worth studying. Thanks Mr. Kid.
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on 24 October 2014
So often, these free versions of books aren't great. Sometimes they're almost unreadable. This one, however, is excellent. I've never read another version so I can't compare, but this version is a perfectly readable edition of a classic and influential play.
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on 7 September 2017
Great
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on 14 February 2014
Kyd's tragedy is utterly brilliant. If you like Hamlet you will love this...it has all the ingredients of tragedy and cannot be surpassed.
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on 2 April 2016
Simple text-only edition of the first English revenge tragedy.
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on 16 October 2017
very good condition
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on 5 September 2015
Great book, prompt delivery, safe packing. Many thanks. John
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on 2 June 2015
Excellent edition.
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