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(1812—1870) novelist

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burlesques and travesties of Shakespeare's plays

burlesques and travesties of Shakespeare's plays  

Lines from Shakespeare were parodied in his own time, but the first full-scale travesty is Thomas Duffett's The Mock-Tempest; or, The Enchanted Castle, of 1674, in which Prospero's island becomes ...
Charles Kean

Charles Kean  

(1811–68)Son of Edmund, educated at Eton; married Ellen Tree. In 1850 he began to manage the Princess's Theatre, where for nine years he presented and acted in spectacular productions of ...
critical history

critical history  

Although criticism is strictly the attempt to explain and evaluate works of art in terms other than their own, G. Wilson Knight, in The Wheel of Fire (1930), differentiates between ...
fiction

fiction  

The general term for invented stories, now usually applied to novels, short stories, novellas, romances, fables, and other narrative works in prose, even though most plays and narrative poems are ...
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre  

The Burbages' theatre on Bankside in Southwark, erected in 1599. It was a large twenty‐sided building, thatched, with the centre open to the sky. The thatch caught fire in 1613, owing to the ...
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart  

(1940– )English actor. Stewart was associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 for almost three decades, appearing in numberous productions, including The Revenger's Tragedy, Henry V, ...
recitations and one-person shows

recitations and one-person shows  

In his London Labour and the London Poor, first published in 1851, Henry Mayhew described how one youthful reciter delivered Othello's ‘Most potent, grave and reverend signiors’ with such force ...

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