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The Spanish Tragedy

Thomas Kyd

The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe. Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the play-within-a-play used to trap a murderer and a ghost intent on vengeance, appear in Shakespeare's Hamlet. (Thomas Kyd is frequently proposed as the author of the hypothetical Ur-Hamlet that may have been one of Shakespeare's primary sources for Hamlet.) (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Ghost of Andrea, a Spanish nobleman; Hangman: MARTIN GEESON Revenge: Availle KING OF SPAIN: Lars Rolander CYPRIAN DUKE OF CASTILE, his brother; ALEXANDRO, Portuguese Nobleman; BAZARDO, a Painter; Watchman 1; Citizen 1: Algy Pug LORENZO, the Duke's son: DublinGothic BELLIMPERIA, Lorenzo's sister; Isabella's Maid: JustineWalmsley VICEROY OF PORTUGAL: Jason Mills Nigel Boydell BALTHAZAR, his son: Jeff Schwab HIERONIMO, Marshal of Spain: Amy Gramour ISABELLA, his wife; Boy: Bev J. Stevens HORATIO, their son: Max Körlinge Spanish General; Deputy; Don Bazulto; Watchman 2; Citizen 2: Marty Kris Portuguese Ambassador: Lucy Perry VlLLUPPO, Portuguese Nobleman; Don Pedro; JACQUES, Hieronimo's servant; Watchman 3; Citizen 3: ToddHW PEDRINGANO, Bellimperia's servant: Liberty Stump CHRISTOPHIL, Bellimperia's custodian; Messenger: Carol Box Lorenzo's Page: ChyAnne Donnell SERBERINE, Balthazar's servant; Servant: Kristin Gjerløw PEDRO, Hieronimo's servant: Peter Makus Nobleman 1; Portingal 1: Ernst Pattynama Nobleman 2; Portingal 2: JohnFricker Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe. Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the play-within-a-play used to trap a murderer and a ghost intent on vengeance, appear in Shakespeare's Hamlet. (Thomas Kyd is frequently proposed as the author of the hypothetical Ur-Hamlet that may have been one of Shakespeare's primary sources for Hamlet.) (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Ghost of Andrea, a Spanish nobleman; Hangman: MARTIN GEESON Revenge: Availle KING OF SPAIN: Lars Rolander CYPRIAN DUKE OF CASTILE, his brother; ALEXANDRO, Portuguese Nobleman; BAZARDO, a Painter; Watchman 1; Citizen 1: Algy Pug LORENZO, the Duke's son: DublinGothic BELLIMPERIA, Lorenzo's sister; Isabella's Maid: JustineWalmsley VICEROY OF PORTUGAL: Jason Mills Nigel Boydell BALTHAZAR, his son: Jeff Schwab HIERONIMO, Marshal of Spain: Amy Gramour ISABELLA, his wife; Boy: Bev J. Stevens HORATIO, their son: Max Körlinge Spanish General; Deputy; Don Bazulto; Watchman 2; Citizen 2: Marty Kris Portuguese Ambassador: Lucy Perry VlLLUPPO, Portuguese Nobleman; Don Pedro; JACQUES, Hieronimo's servant; Watchman 3; Citizen 3: ToddHW PEDRINGANO, Bellimperia's servant: Liberty Stump CHRISTOPHIL, Bellimperia's custodian; Messenger: Carol Box Lorenzo's Page: ChyAnne Donnell SERBERINE, Balthazar's servant; Servant: Kristin Gjerløw PEDRO, Hieronimo's servant: Peter Makus Nobleman 1; Portingal 1: Ernst Pattynama Nobleman 2; Portingal 2: JohnFricker Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
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The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe. Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the play-within-a-play used to trap a murderer and a ghost intent on vengeance, appear in Shakespeare's Hamlet. (Thomas Kyd is frequently proposed as the author of the hypothetical Ur-Hamlet that may have been one of Shakespeare's primary sources for Hamlet.) (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Ghost of Andrea, a Spanish nobleman; Hangman: MARTIN GEESON Revenge: Availle KING OF SPAIN: Lars Rolander CYPRIAN DUKE OF CASTILE, his brother; ALEXANDRO, Portuguese Nobleman; BAZARDO, a Painter; Watchman 1; Citizen 1: Algy Pug LORENZO, the Duke's son: DublinGothic BELLIMPERIA, Lorenzo's sister; Isabella's Maid: JustineWalmsley VICEROY OF PORTUGAL: Jason Mills Nigel Boydell BALTHAZAR, his son: Jeff Schwab HIERONIMO, Marshal of Spain: Amy Gramour ISABELLA, his wife; Boy: Bev J. Stevens HORATIO, their son: Max Körlinge Spanish General; Deputy; Don Bazulto; Watchman 2; Citizen 2: Marty Kris Portuguese Ambassador: Lucy Perry VlLLUPPO, Portuguese Nobleman; Don Pedro; JACQUES, Hieronimo's servant; Watchman 3; Citizen 3: ToddHW PEDRINGANO, Bellimperia's servant: Liberty Stump CHRISTOPHIL, Bellimperia's custodian; Messenger: Carol Box Lorenzo's Page: ChyAnne Donnell SERBERINE, Balthazar's servant; Servant: Kristin Gjerløw PEDRO, Hieronimo's servant: Peter Makus Nobleman 1; Portingal 1: Ernst Pattynama Nobleman 2; Portingal 2: JohnFricker Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

2h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:18:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:58