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SHAKESPEARE AND THE ELIZABETHAN PLAYGOER—continued

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SHAKESPEARE IN ORAL TRADITION

I. The Reception of the News of Shakespeare's Death
II. The Evolution in England of Formal Biography
III. Oral Tradition concerning Shakespeare in Theatri-

cal Circles

IV. The Testimonies of Seventeenth-century Actors

V. Sir William D'Avenant's Devotion to Shakespeare's

Memory

VI. Early Oral Tradition at Stratford-on-Avon
VII. Shakespeare's Fame among Seventeenth-century

Scholars and Statesmen .

VIII. Nicholas Rowe's Place among Shakespeare's Biog-

raphers. The Present State of Knowledge re-

specting Shakespeare's Life .

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PEPYS AND SHAKESPEARE

I. Pepys the Microcosm of the Average Playgoer
II. The London Theatres of Pepys's Diary .

III. Pepys's Enthusiasm for the Later Elizabethan

Drama

IV. Pepys's Criticism of Shakespeare. His Admiration

of Betterton in Shakespearean Rôles
V. The Garbled Versions of Shakespeare on the Stage

of the Restoration.

VI. The Saving Grace of the Restoration Theatre.

Betterton's Masterly Interpretation of Shake-

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MR BENSON AND SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA

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I. The True Aim of the Municipal Theatre .
II. Private Theatrical Enterprise and Literary Drama.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Actor-

Manager System. The Control of the Capitalist .
III. Possibilities of the Artistic Improvement of Theat-

rical Organisation in England .
IV. Indications of a Demand for a Municipal Theatre
V. The Teaching of Foreign Experience. The Exam-

ple of Vienna

VI. The Conditions of Success in England

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of his Denunciation of Royal "Ceremony "

IV. The Duty of Obedience to Authority.

V. The Moral Atmosphere of Shakespearean Drama

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