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of the rise of “authentic” stagings of Shakespeare in the twentieth century.
The very meaning of “authentic” changed, as Sally Barnden explains in her
TLS review of Dugas's book: “Authentic Shakespeare performance was no
longer understood to be that which staged, for instance, The Merchant of
Venice in a grand reproduction of sixteenth-century Venice, but that
which replicated the conditions of the play's first performance, with
limited set, early modern costume, and full (or nearly full) texts.”