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-------------------------------------------------------------------------A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook Title: Author: Cymbeline Refinished: A Variation on Shakespear’s Ending (1936) George Bernard Shaw Foreword The practice of improving Shakespear’s plays, more especially in the matter of supplying them with what are called happy endings, is an old established one which has always been accepted without protest by British audiences.
When Mr Harley Granville-Barker, following up some desperate experiments by the late William Poel, introduced the startling innovation of performing the plays in the West End of London exactly as Shakespear wrote them, there was indeed some demur; but it was expressed outside the theatre and led to no rioting.
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