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'The Two Hours' Traffic of Our Stage': Performance Criticism and the Length of Performance of Shakespeare's Plays

Published in Shakespeare Jahrbuch. 1999, vol. 135, p. 66-76
Abstract Subjects the current assumption that Shakespeare's texts are theater scripts to what is know about the length of play texts and performances during Shakespeare's time. Focuses on Hamlet to argue that in several plays Shakespeare wrote more than could ever be acted on the early modern stage and that we must thus revise our notion that he wrote unmindful of his plays being read.
Keywords William ShakespeareHamletPerformance
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