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Thomas kyd works and facts

Thomas kyd works and facts Thomas Kyd was the son of Francis Kyd, a scrivener, or professional scribe, of London. He received his education at the Merchant Taylors' School, a well-respected, fairly progressive school attended by sons of middle-class citizens of London. Thomas Kyd was one of the most important Elizabethan dramatists who preceded William Shakespeare. Kyd was a seminal force (having a strong influence on later developments) in Elizabethan drama. He is the father of the revenge tragedy, if not of English tragedy. It was he who introduced blank verse to the English drama before Marlowe. It was Kyd who adopted the academic Senecan tragedy to the popular theater. He is the first great English master of melodrama. He was well-acquainted with the classics and most likely was fluent in Latin and Greek. His works include The Spanish Tragedy, Soliman and Perseda, etc. Through his play The Spanish Tragedy, Kyd introduced the genre of “revenge tragedy” to English literature. Th…
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CHINUA ACHEBE: works and important facts

CHINUA ACHEBE: works and important facts......
           He was born on 16 November, 1930 and died on 21 March, 2013. He was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was grown up by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) was considered his masterpiece in modern African literature. Achebe wrote his novels in English and defended the use of English, a "language of colonisers", in African literature. Achebe's novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of Western and traditional African values during colonial period. He was told many stories by his mother and sister. This helped him to express his ideas through his novels. Achebe criticized Joseph Conrad as ""a bloody racist”, in one of his lectures An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" in 1975. Achebe asserted that Conrad's famous novel dehuman…

Shakespeare life and works

Shakespeare life and works

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon".

The Life of William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Within the class system of Elizabethan England, William Shakespeare did not seem destined for greatness. He was not born into a family of nobility or significant wealth. He did not continue his formal education at university, nor did he come under the mentorship of a senior artist, nor did he marry into wealth or prestige. His talent as an actor seems to have been modest, since he is not known for starring roles. His success as a playwright depended in part upon royal patronage. Yet in spite of these limitations, Shakespeare is now the most performed and read playwright in the world.

Born to John Shakespeare, a glovemaker and tradesman, and Mary Arden, the daughter o…

English literature history date wise

English literature history date wise...
King William I The Conqueror ( 1066 - 1087

1066 - William and his Norman army defeat Harold II and the Anglo Saxons at the Battle of Hastings. Harold is killed and, after subduing the south of the country William is crowned King of England.

1067 - William suppresses a Saxon revolt in the southwest of England. William's Earls are given lands driving out the Anglo Saxon lords. Norman French becomes the language of government.

1068 - William puts down a revolt in the northern counties led by Edwin and Morcar and establishes fortifications. The region is laid waste in an action known as 'Harrying the North'.

1069 - Swen Estrithson of Denmark lands in the Humber and is welcomed by northern English earls who join him in expelling the Norman garrison at York. William marches north and reoccupies York

1070 - Hereward the Wake leads a revolt against the Normans.

1071 - William defeats the revolt led by Hereward the Wake in East Anglia, thus …

Antony and Cleopatra Synopsis and characters or facts

Antony and Cleopatra Synopsis characters or facts Antony and Cleopatra as a tragedy : Viewed From Different Angle of Vision.


Antony and Cleopatra can be studied at two levels.
At one level  it is a play which depicts the twists and turns of politics and the events of history. At another level and a deeper level , it is a tragedy of moving human experience.Antony suffers the loss of worldly power, but another loss which he sustains at the same time, and which is much more grievous is that caused by the discovery that the woman for whom he has lost the world does not really deserve his love and trust.

KEY MOMENTS Every director will choose their own key moments in Antony and Cleopatra depending on how they are interpreting the text. Here we've listed some important moments in the order in which they appear in the play. Act 1 Scene 3
Having learned that his wife, Fulvia, is dead and that Sextus Pompeius is plotting against the triumvirate, Antony tells Cleopatra that he mu…