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In his introductory lecture, how does Paul Fry define literary theory ?

A. A hypothesis about how literary texts can be understood

B. A methodology for applying ideas to literary texts

C. The practice of interpreting literary texts

D. A trend in university English departments

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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.