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George Thorn-Drury (London: P. J. and A. E. Dobell, 1924), p. 10. THE CRITICAL BACKSTORY 31 17. Samuel Pepys, ‘Diary’ (1667), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1623–1692 (Volume 1), ed. Brian Vickers (London: Routledge, 1974), p. 31. For example, Paul Jorgensen, Redeeming Shakespeare’s Words (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1962). 18. George Daniel, Trinarchordia (1647), cited in Whitney, Early Responses (2006) p. 80. 19. Whitney, Early Responses (2006) p. 70. 20. Richard Cumberland, ‘Remarks Upon the Characters of Falstaff and his Group’ (1786), in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed.

6 Therefore it is with incredulity that we learn that Quin cut what is for many one of the most effective and enjoyable scenes of the play, the ‘play extempore’ from Act II Scene iv. Quin’s cut pleased some (Francis Gentleman felt the scene ‘rather choaked and loaded the main business’ and that it was ‘dreadfully tedious in representation’) but agitated others, perhaps the most famous of whom was Abraham Lincoln, who demanded ‘to know why one of the best scenes in the play, that where Falstaff and Prince Hal alternately assume the character of the king, is omitted in the representation’.

Greenblatt, ‘Invisible Bullets’, p. 38. 113. Michael Taylor, Shakespeare and Criticism in the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 189. 114. Greenblatt, ‘Invisible Bullets’, p. 32. 115. David Scott Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory (London: Routledge, 1999), p. 129. ’, in Shakespeare Left and Right, ed. Ivo Kamps (London: Routledge, 1991), pp. 241–58. 116. Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p. 134. 117. Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p. 132. 118. Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p.

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