Teaser Tuesday (29th September 2015)

TT (2)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. All you have to do is:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I haven’t done a Teaser Tuesday in ages so I thought I’d share a little extract from the play I’m reading at the moment.

For there, in prime and pride of all my years,
By duteous service and deserving love,
In secret I possessed a worthy dame,
Which hight sweet Bel-imperia by name.

Act I, scene IThe Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd

The Spanish TragedyThomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy is the first text I’m studying for my MA. It’s an Elizabethan revenge tragedy which was highly influential at the time it was written and performed and it obviously inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I’m really enjoying reading through it and I hope to find a decent performance online that I can watch before my class on Friday.

This extract is a few lines from the very beginning of the play which is spoken by the ghost of Andrea, a dead Spanish courtier.


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