The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0571 Tuesday, 29 March 2005
Date: Monday, 28 Mar 2005 08:12:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Representations of the Living
Prior to Middleton and Dekker's The Roaring Girl, was there any play
purporting to represent a then-living person? Did this occur in ancient
drama? Are there other examples in Elizabethan & Jacobean times? For
this last question, I would include A Game at Chess, even though there
was "hiding in plain sight" the persons being represented. I would like
to exclude from the answers persons who had recently died, such as Queen
Elizabeth in Heywood's history plays.
Suggestions are appreciated.
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