Questions tagged [ur-hamlet]

Questions about the lost play 'Ur-Hamlet', usually attributed to Thomas Kyd, which may have been an earlier version of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Use this tag with the tag [thomas-kyd].

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Who was the first scholar who claimed that the Ur-Hamlet was influenced by the German play Der bestrafte Brudermord?

Thomas Kyd (1558—1594) is best known as the author of The Spanish Tragedy, a play that shares several similarities with Shakespeare's Hamlet. These similarities include a ghost demanding vengeance, a ...