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1st Edition

Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare Burlesques

Edited By

Stanley Wells

ISBN 9784902454024
Published March 27, 2007 by Edition Synapse
1550 Pages

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Book Description

This five-volume collection contains 32 English and American burlesques of Shakespeare dating from the 19th century. Detailed introductions for each volume give the essential background to the topic, and new foreword provides a concise survey of subsequent scholarship and criticism to date.

Table of Contents

Volume I: John Poole and his Imitators  Preface & Introduction  Hamlet Travestie, in Three Acts with Annotations Romeo and Juliet Travesty, in Three Acts  Richard III Travesties, in Three Acts, with Annotations  King Richard III Travesties, A Burlesque, Operatic, Mock Terrific Tragedy, in Two Acts  Volume II: Maurice Dowling (1834) to Charles Beckington (1847) Introduction Othello Travestie / Romeo and Juliet: ‘As the Law Directs’ King John (with the Benefit of the Act)  Macbeth Modernised, A Most Illegitimate Drama  Rummio and Juddy; or, Oh, This Love! This Love! This Love!  King Richard Ye Third  Hamlet the Dane; A Burlesque Burletta  Volume III: The High Period: Francis Talfourd (1849) to Andrew Halliday (1859)  Introduction  Macbeth, Somewhat removed from the Text of Shakespeare  Additional Songs and Choruses for Talfourd’s Macbeth  Hamlet Travestie  Shylock or The Merchant of Venice Preserved  Perdita or the Royal Milkmaid, being The Legend upon which Shakespeare is supposed to have founded his Winter’s Tale Romeo and Juliet Buresque; or, The Cup of Cold Poison Volume IV: The Fourth Phase: F. C. Burnand, W. S. Gilbert and others (1860-1882)  Introduction  Julius Caesar Travestie  A Thin Slice of Ham Let!!  Antony and Cleopatra; or His-tory and Her-story in a Modern Nilo-metre  The Rise and Fall of Richard III  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, A Tragic Episode  Orlando Ye Brave and Ye Fayre Rosalynd; Or ‘As You Lump  Hamlet, or Not Such a Fool as He Looks  Volume V: American Shakespeare Travesties (1852-1888)  Introduction  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, An Old Play in a New Garb  Ye Comedie of Errours, Glorious, Uproarous Burlesque, Not Indecorous nor Censorous, with Many a Chorus, Warranted not to Bore us, now for the First Time Set Before Us  Much Ado About a Merchant of Venice, from the Original Text – A Long Way  Hamlet the Dainty, An Ethiopian Burlesque on Shakespeare’s Hamlet  Othello; A Burlesque, as performed by Griffin and Christy’s Minstrels  Hamlet Revamped, Modernized and Set to Music, A Travesty Without a Pun!  Katharine: A Travesty

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Edited and introduced by Stanley Wells