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A. C. Bradley

A. C. Bradley  

(1851–1935),brother of F. H. Bradley, was professor of poetry at Oxford from 1901 to 1906. He is particularly remembered for his contributions to Shakespearian scholarship; his best‐known works are ...
Aaron

Aaron  

In Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, the lover and accomplice of Tamora.
Abbess

Abbess  

She reveals herself to be Emilia, mother of the Antipholus twins, at the end of The Comedy of Errors.Anne Button
Abbot of Westminster

Abbot of Westminster  

He plots against Bolingbroke with Aumerle and the Bishop of Carlisle at the end of Act 4 of Richard II. His death is announced, 5.6.19–21.Anne Button
Abhorson

Abhorson  

An executioner, defends his profession in Measure for Measure 4.2 and attempts to rouse drunken Barnadine for execution, 4.3.Anne Button
above

above  

A standard word in Shakespearian stage directions, referring to the stage balcony in the centre of the scaenae frons. The stage balcony might be used to represent the balcony of ...
Abraham

Abraham  

Montague's servant, participates in a fight in Romeo and Juliet 1.1.Anne Button
Abraham Sturley

Abraham Sturley  

(d. 1614),a Worcester man who, after graduating from Cambridge, served Sir Thomas Lucy at Charlecote and moved to Stratford around 1580. He was bailiff in 1596, and on 24 ...
act and scene divisions

act and scene divisions  

Of the original quartos of Shakespeare's plays, none is divided into numbered scenes (although in Q1 Romeo and Juliet a printer's ornament occasionally appears where new scenes begin) and only ...
Act to Restrain Abuses of Players

Act to Restrain Abuses of Players  

(1606),a parliamentary bill introducing a fine of £10 for each occasion upon which an actor ‘jestingly or profanely’ spoke the name of God or Jesus Christ. Plays written after ...
ACTER

ACTER  

(A Center for Theater, Education and Research)Founded in 1967 by Homer Swander, producing small-scale productions, often featuring Royal Shakespeare Company actors, touring throughout the USA.
actresses

actresses  

No professional actresses appeared on the English stage until after the Restoration, in 1660. Female roles in Shakespeare's plays were written for male actors, usually, if not invariably, boys. (See ...
Adam

Adam  

In Shakespeare's As You Like It, the faithful old servant who accompanies Orlando in exile.
Adams J. C.

Adams J. C.  

(1903–86),American scholar, author of The Globe Playhouse: Its Design and Equipment (1942, 2nd edn. 1961), giving considerable prominence to the inner and the upper areas of the stage, now ...
Adrian

Adrian  

1 A Volscian who hears from the Roman Nicanor that Coriolanus has been banished from Rome, Coriolanus 4.3.2 A lord shipwrecked with Alonso on Prospero's island in The Tempest.[...]
Adriana

Adriana  

In Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, the jealous wife of Antipholus of Ephesus.
advice to the Players, Hamlet's

advice to the Players, Hamlet's  

Hamlet's speeches to the actors, III. ii. 1–45.
aediles

aediles  

Assistants to the tribunes Brutus and Sicinius, appear in Coriolanus, speaking at 3.1 and 3.3.Anne Button
Aemilius

Aemilius  

A messenger in Titus Andronicus 4.4 and 5.1, presents Lucius as emperor, 5.3.Anne Button
Aeschines

Aeschines  

A lord of Tyre, appears with Helicanus, Pericles 3 and 8.Anne Button

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