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Dramaturgy

Fleet Street, London :: setting for Sweeney Todd

The String of Pearls

penny dreadful - The name given in the Victorian age to a kind of cheaply produced book containing bloodthirsty narratives of crime, sometimes merely plagiarisms from Gothic novels. In the later 19th century the term was extended to include tamer adventure stories for boys in cheap formats. (Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms)

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