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Page 380 - Cundall, the testator to this my present last will and testament, being written on nine sheets of paper, with my name subscribed to every sheet, have set my seal, the thirteenth day of December, in the third year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles, by the grace of God King
Page 317 - The following is a copy of John Heminge's will :— In the name of God, amen, the 9th day of October 1630, and in the sixth year of the reign of our sovereign lord, Charles, by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc. I,
Page 175 - the alterations of scenes, so it be quietly, and without noise, are things of great beauty and pleasure, for they feed and relieve the eye before it be full of the same object'; and he adds, ' let the scenes abound with light, specially coloured and varied'.
Page 12 - By the moon we sport and play, With the night begins our day : As we dance the dew doth fall. Trip it, little urchins all, Lightly as the little bee, Two by two, and three by three, And about go we, and about go we.
Page 155 - Present yourself not on the stage, especially at a new play, until the quaking prologue hath by rubbing got colour into his cheeks, and is ready to give the trumpets their, cue, that he is upon the point to enter; for then it is time, as though you were one of the properties, or that you
Page 379 - executrix, a sufficient release and discharge for and concerning the payment of the same. 'Item, I give, devise, and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels, leases, money, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, and wheresoever (after my debts shall be paid, and my funeral charges, and all other charges about the execution of this my will,
Page 342 - actors of Kemp's description: 'Let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them ; for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Page 111 - The burning of the Globe, or playhouse, on the Bankside, on St. Peter's day, cannot escape you ; which fell out by a peal of chambers (that I know not on what occasion were to be used in the play), the tampin or stopple of one of them lighting in the thatch that covered the house,
Page 157 - I mean not the lord's room, which is now but the stage's suburbs.. .but on the very rushes where the comedy is to dance ; yea, and under the state of Cambyses himself, must our feathered estrich, like a piece of ordnance, be planted, valiantly, because impudently, beating down the mews and hisses of the opposed rascality'.