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Which of the following are examples of literary interpretation ?

A. Investigating the relationship between words and objective reality

B. Comparing the Bible to folk tales from other cultures

C. Researching an author’s biography for clues about how to understand his or her writing

D. Researching what previous critics have said about a literary work

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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.