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The Imposture
 
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James Shirley
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The Imposture

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Caroline era Romantic Comedy

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Bill  Kerwin
Mar 10, 2016 Bill Kerwin rated it really liked it
Shelves: stuart-drama

This is probably the first play of Shirley's performed on the London Stage after his return from the Werburgh Theatre in Dublin. As the title indicates, it is full of false identities: a courtier convinces his concubine to pretend to be the princess of Mantua who is pretending to be a nun, while the princess herself leaves her convent for Ferrara, pretending to be merely a lady of Mantua, the better to observe the pretended princess. Got that? (I think her brother Honorio pretends to be somebody
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