Definitions of kyd

  1. English dramatist ( 1558- 1594)
  2. p. p. of Kythe.

Usage examples for kyd

  1. Of Kyd, till Mr. Boas's recent researches, we knew next to nothing, and we still know very little save that he was at Merchant Taylors' School and was busy with plays famous in their day. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. It is evident that Shakespeare had something to do with the acceptance by the Burbages of plays by Marlowe and Kyd, and that Greene believed his own lack of patronage by the companies playing at the Theatre was due to Shakespeare's adverse influence. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson
  3. Did he really expect the audience to make anything of that reference to Shakespeare's predecessor Thomas Kyd of The Spanish Tragedy and the lost Hamlet? – No Great Magic by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  4. And assuredly to him rather than to Kyd or another is due the recognition of the dramatic values of the story's beginning, middle, and end. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  5. What might Shakespeare have learned from Lyly, Peele, Greene, and Kyd? – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck