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Sir Thomas More Overview

Sir Thomas More Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1592-1593
  • First known performance: 1964 (Nottingham Playhouse; Ian McKellen as More)
  • Number of lines: 2186
  • Number of scenes: 19
  • Total Characters: 63
  • Prose/Verse: 11%/89%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 ("bad quarto") (1603), Quarto 2 (1604-5), Quarto 3 (1611), Quarto 4 (1622), Quarto 5 (1637)
  • Possible Sources: The Life and Death of Sir Thomas More (Nicholas Harpsfield, 1532), Lusty Juventus (R. Wever, 1547-1553), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), Tres Thomae (Thomas Stapleton, 1588), A Banquet of Dainty Conceits (Anthony Munday, 1588)

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