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According to Dr. Frances Pritchett’s version of Shamsur Rahman Faruqi’s “The Historical Novel and the Historical Narrative”, what is the difference between a historical narrative and a historical novel ?

A. A historical narrative and a historical novel are the same thing.

B. A historical narrative tells only part of the story surrounding a historical event; a historical novel tells the whole story.

C. A historical novel focuses on providing the reader with only the central truth of a historical event, while a historical narrative attempts to tell th

D. Faruqi actually argues that historical novels do not exist.

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In “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, what does William Hazlitt mean when he states the following: “We do not like to see our author’s plays acted, and least of all, ’Hamlet’. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage” ?

A. Hamlet cannot be staged properly because of the complexity of the play’s use of language.

B. Hamlet is not relevant to the Romantic age.

C. The role of Hamlet cannot be properly played by any actor.

D. Hamlet is a work that was written to be read, not performed.