Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie
- "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