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The Castle of Perseverance
Episode 1123rd August 2021 • The History Of European Theatre • Philip Rowe
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The Castle of Perseverance is a great example of how difficult it can be to discuss the form of a play separately from the content and in this case we have an illustration that shows how the play might have been presented

A summary of the plot of the play

Details from the manuscript about dating the play

The illustration contained in the manuscript reviewed in detail

The problems with the way the audience might have been positioned and the play presented

The role of the 'Stytlery'

The ditch and how it might have been used.

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