Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie

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"HIERO. A comedie? fie! comedies are fit for common wits; / But to present a kingly troupe withall, / Giue me a stately-written tragedie,— / Tragedia cothurnata, fitting kings, / Containing matter, and not common things!"

tragedy given in several different languages -- "now shall I see the fall of Babilon / Wrought by the heauens in this confusion."

Ghost of Don Andrea watching with Revenge; Duke, at end, watching play-within-play

Bel-imperia dies in end by stabbing herself within the play, after stabbing Balthazar

Hieronimo bites out his tongue to avoid talking