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August
16:30
Lectures

Shakespeare’s Contemporaries

PROF. JERZY LIMON

Jacobean Experimental Stage: Francis Beaumont’s Knight of the Burning Pestle

This short paper is an introduction to one of the most intriguing plays of the Jacobean period, drawing attention to the play’s innovating and experimental character. The author not only introduces satire and mock-heroic elements, but he also rests the trext’s homour on the interaction between various characters inhabiting distinct fictional realms, divided by time and space. Through braking the boundaries between the two spheres, the play unveils theatre conventions and becomes an early example of a play about a play, or theatre about theatre.



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