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" to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stageplays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and study, as well for the recreation of our loving subjects, as... "
The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And ... - Page 213
by John Payne Collier - 1831
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...Robert Wilson, servants to our trusty and well-beloved cvusin and counsellor, the Earl of Leicester, to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stage-plays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 3

Biography & Autobiography - 1838
...Robert Wilson, servants to our trusty and well-beloved cousin and counsellor, the earl of Leicester, to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stage-plays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and...
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William Shakspere: a biography, Book 1

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...licensing and authorizing James Burbage, and four other persons, servants to the Earl of Leicester, " to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stageplays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and study,...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1851
...licensing and authorizing James Burbage, and four other persons, servants to the Earl of Leicester, " to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stage-plays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 35

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, George Cruikshank - 1854
...issued, by which James Burbage and four other persons, servants to the Earl of Leicester, were authorised to " use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stage-plays, and such other like;" and the year 1575 doubtless witnessed the erection of the Blackfriars...
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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with additional notes

William Shakespeare - 1856
...licensing and authorizing James Burbage, and four other persons, servants to the Earl of Leicester, " to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, interludes, stageplays, and such other like aa they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and study,...
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The Stratford Shakspere: Life of Shakspere by the editor. King John. King ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...licensing and authorising James Burbagc, and four other persons, servants to the Earl of Leicester, " to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, stage-plays, and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and...
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A First Sketch of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1873 - 912 pages
...James Burbadge, John Perkyn, John Lanham, William Johnson, and Robert Wylson, the first royal patent " to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing Comedies, Tragedies, Interludes, Stage Plays and such other like as they have already used and studied, or hereafter shall use and study,...
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all the year round

charles dickens - 1874
...famous Shakespearian actor, Richard Burbadge, a patent, under the great seal, empowering the actors, "during the queen's pleasure, to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing tragedies, comedies, interludes, and stage plays, as -well for the recreation of the queen's subjects...
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A Book of the Play: Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story ..., Volume 1

Dutton Cook - Theater - 1876
...queen's pleasure, to use, exercise, and occupy the art and faculty of playing tragedies, comedies, interludes, and stage plays, as well for the recreation...any cities, towns, and boroughs throughout England." This most important concession to the players was strenuously opposed by the Lord Mayor and Corporation,...
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