Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Although Thomas Kyd was cited by Francis Meres for commendation not only for tragedy but also for poetry, no verse remains that can with certainty be ascribed to him. The translation of Torquato Tasso’s Il padre di famiglia (pr. 1583), published in English in 1588 as The Householder’s Philosophy, is the only nondramatic work now generally attributed to Kyd.