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'The German's tale' - German history, english drama and the politics of adaptation

Heuer, Imke (2008) 'The German's tale' - German history, english drama and the politics of adaptation. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the adaptation history of Harriet Lee's novella 'Kruitzner, or The German's Tale' (1801). Published in The Canterbury Tales, a collection of novellas by Harriet Lee and her sister Sophia, 'Kruitzner' is now largely remembered as the source of Byron's tragedy Werner (1822) . However, in addition to Werner, the story was incarnated as a closet drama (1802) by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, in collaboration with her sister Harriet, Countess of Bessbororough; a stage play by Lee herself (1825), and a stage adaptation of Werner by William Charles Macready (1830).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of York > English and Related Literature (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.487845
Depositing User: EThOS Import (York)
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 17:27
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:27
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14111

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