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Shakespeare Imitations Vol 2 : Subcultures and Subversions 1750-1850 - KAHAN

Shakespeare Imitations Vol 2

Subcultures and Subversions 1750-1850


Hardcover Published: 25th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415288590
Number Of Pages: 384

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In their own day, the works in this collection of now all-but-forgotten plays, composed between 1710 and 1820, enjoyed much critical and commercial success. For example, Nicholas Rowe's "The Tragedy of Jane Shore" (1714) was the most popular new play of the eighteenth century, and the sixth most performed tragedy, following "Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Romeo and Juliet,"" Othello" and "King Lear." Even William Shirley's forgotten play, "Edward the Black Prince" (1750), "was well received with great applause" and had a stage history spanning three decades. This collection includes the performance text to the 1796 Ireland play, "Vortigern." The plays are all reset and, where possible, modernized from original manuscripts, with listed variants, and parallel passages traced to Shakespearean canonical texts. The set includes a new introduction by the editor, and raises important questions about the nature of artistic property and authenticity, a key area of Shakespearean research today.

The Tragedy of Jane Shore
Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style (1714)
The Revenge (1721)
The Double Falsehood (1728)
The Miller of Mansfield (1737)
Edward the Black Prince
Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style (1750)
The Earl of Essex
Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style (1753)
Written in Imitation of Shakspeare's Style (1756)
Edgar and Emmeline
A Comedy in Two Acts (1761)
Falstaff's Wedding, a Comedy in the Imitation of Shakspere (1766)
The Earl of Warwick (1766)
Or the Fall of Rosemund (1773)
Ireland, Vortigern, A Tragedy in Five Acts (1796) & Henry II, An Historical Drama (1796)
De Monfort (1800)
Brutus; or the Fall of Tarquin (1818)
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ISBN: 9780415288590
ISBN-10: 0415288592
Series: Subcultures and Subversions 1750-1850 : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 25th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1