By William Shakespeare
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Extra info for A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare)
13. 37 Introduction investigated liturgical and political signiﬁcances that the Quarto text may have held for King James and his court in the performance given, as we know, on St Stephen’s Night, 1606—a feast day on which ‘the high were to look out in pity on the tribulations of the low’ (p. 154). 1 The constitution of the acting company available to Shakespeare inevitably helped to shape the play. 3 We know too little about individual actors, but there is no question that Richard Burbage was the company’s principal tragedian, and Shakespeare must have had him very much in mind as he wrote.
69‒79. 3 Geoffrey Bullough studied the case in ‘King Lear and the Annesley Case: A Reconsideration’, Festschrift Rudolf Stamm, ed. E. Kolb and J. Hasler (Berne, 1969), pp. 43‒50. Richard Wilson offers a revisionary account in his Will Power (1993), surmising that ‘the name of Kent, substituted for Perillus, was suggested by the county where the modern Lear was persecuted and tormented’ (p. 49). 1 2 30 Introduction Shaping the Play Professionalism shaped the parameters within which he worked. He knew that his play would be presented primarily in a particular theatre, the Globe, with clearly deﬁned resources: a theatre whose open stage encouraged an emblematic, even symbolical mode of representation.
14] in the opening scene’, and distributes the roles on this basis. 1 2 38 Introduction a moral centre of the play;1 by contrast, Edmund’s cheerful amorality suits an actor of strongly deﬁned, virile personality. We do not certainly know which of Shakespeare’s actors played other roles than Lear. The number of female characters is the same as in Leir, and so, broadly, are their functions, though the wicked sisters do not actually plot to murder their father, and Cordelia is not as conventionally pious as her forebear.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare