Abstract

History plays have a long history—about as long as the history of plays and about as long as the history of history. But philosophers of history have typically preferred to write about written history; and philosophers of literature have typically preferred to write about novels, occasionally historical novels. Yet, when we leave a performance of a history play, it still seems natural to ask: “I wonder if it happened like that?” The answer, I’ll argue, is “no.” But getting to that answer tells us something about history and something about drama.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 285-300
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-08
Open Access
No
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