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A. C. Bradley

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(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...

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Aaron

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

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Abbess

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

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Abbot of Westminster

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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.

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Abhorson

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

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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 ...

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Abraham

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Montague's servant, participates in a fight in Romeo and Juliet 1.1.

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Abraham Sturley

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(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 ...

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act and scene divisions

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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...

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Act to Restrain Abuses of Players

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(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 ...

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