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The Rehearsal

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The Rehearsal

By George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

‘THE REHEARSAL,’ THE GREATEST PARODY OF THE ENGLISH STAGE BETWEEN BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER AND OSCAR WILDE, was chiefly aimed at the heroic dramas of the Restoration and the rules for dramatic writing that a number of playwrights tried to impose upon the stage of that era. In showing the absurdit…

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