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What is the difference between traditional literary criticism and post-New Criticism literary theory ?

A. Traditional literary criticism is mainly focused on exploring gender issues.

B. Traditional literary criticism only examines pre-20th-century literary texts.

C. Traditional literary criticism focused on tracking influences and textual allusions and considering the historical contexts of literary texts.

D. Traditional literary criticism attempted to consider the psychological aspects of literary texts.

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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.