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Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 13:42:11 +0000
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Subject: choric epilogues
The Epilogue of Richard Brome's THE COURT-BEGGER (1640) is delivered by no
fewer than six characters, with the rest of them standing mutely on stage
eyeballing the audience.
Am I right in thinking that this is very unusual? Or are there other parallels
for this sort of choric epilogue? More generally, it raises the whole question
of the evolution of "curtain calls" as they would be called today. (For
instance, was the Epilogue of a play normally delivered with the rest of the
cast on stage as well as the speaker?)
Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.
All the best,
University of Oxford.