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The role of women in the canonisation of Shakespeare : from Elizabethan theatre to the Shakespeare Jubilee

  title={The role of women in the canonisation of Shakespeare : from Elizabethan theatre to the Shakespeare Jubilee},
  author={Sae Kitamura},
The aim of this thesis is to clarify the role that female interpreters in Britain played at an early stage in the canonisation of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, one of the popular playwrights in English Renaissance theatre, became increasingly famous during the first half of the eighteenth century, and the Shakespeare Jubilee in 1769 marked the climax of the popularisation of his works. It is said that since then, he has maintained his position as the ‘national poet’ of England (or Britain… 
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