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An early adaptation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's "Il Pastor Fido," available online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12222/12222.txt

The reason it was a failure when it was first perfomed "Fletcher himself explains...in his prologue to the printed edition of the play [(1610) as due to the fact that] the audience did not understand the nature of true (that is, Italian) tragicomedy." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fletcher_(pla...

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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