A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

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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.

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. Born in 1568, he was under forty years old when he first played the octogenarian Lear. It is a demanding role, physically as well as mentally, and many of the best performances in later times have been given by actors much younger than the character.

Edgar’, writes Michael Goldman, ‘must be filthy, grotesque, very nearly naked, and bear on his body evidence of horrible mutilation. ’2 Though the play’s landscape is pagan J. C. Trewin, Shakespeare on the English Stage 1900‒1964 (1964), p. 221. Michael Goldman, Shakespeare and the Energies of Drama (Princeton, 1972), p. 97. 1‒3). In Shakespeare’s time, indeed, the play would, so far as we can tell, have been performed in contemporary costume, though not necessarily in the everyday dress of members of the audience.

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