The Critic Characters

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Lord Burleigh

Lord Burleigh, the Lord Treasurer and chief minister under Queen Elizabeth I, appears in Puff's The Spanish Armada as a completely silent man. His simple shaking of the head communicates the need for the English to show a greater spirit if they are to defeat their Spanish enemies.

Mrs. Dangle

Unlike her husband, Mrs. Dangle finds his devotion to the theatre childish and confounding. One of her first lines is, "Now that the plays are begun I shall have no peace"; it is this "lack of peace" caused by the constant influx of actors, managers, and playwrights into her home that Mrs. Dangle finds irritating. She scolds Dangle for taking no interest in contemporary politics and bemoans the fact that Dangle could, if he showed "the least spirit," have "been at the head of one of the Westminster associations." While amusing to the audience, Dangle's complete lack...

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