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Bellerose

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(c.1592–1670)

French actor-manager. First documented as apprenticed to Valleran Le Conte in 1609, he played in the latter's company at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, in the provinces, and...

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editing

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Over the centuries, Shakespeare's texts have been edited by a remarkably diverse series of distinguished figures—including a speaker of the House of Commons (Thomas Hanmer), the librettist...

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epilogue

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A concluding piece: in opera, for example, sometimes addressed directly to the audience, as in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. Term has been used as description of movts. in their syms....

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pastoral drama

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A form of drama evolved from poetry—particularly the idyll, eclogue, or bucolic—which idealizes nature and the rural life. Ostensibly the pastoral tells stories of shepherds but at root the...

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platt

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Elizabethan term for an outline, or ‘plot’, of a play, giving the main points of the action, the division into acts, and the actors' entrances and exits. Posted up behind ...

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unities

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

Principles of dramatic composition supposedly derived from Aristotle's Poetics. Aristotle states that a play should have the unity of a living organism, and that the action it represents...

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