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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-

speare

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