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Authorship and AppropriationWriting for the Stage in England, 1660-1710$
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Paulina Kewes

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184683

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.001.0001

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The Canon

The Canon

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(p.180) 5 The Canon
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Authorship and Appropriation
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Paulina Kewes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.003.0006

This chapter examines the development of a canon of English drama during the later part of the 17th century. It describes a number of interacting developments that made possible the formation of this canon. These include the emergence of a body of critical writing on the drama, the growing respect for the drama both in performance and in published form, and in the expansion of the market for printed plays.

Keywords:   English drama, canon, critical writing, dramatic performance, printed plays

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