Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare (Google eBook)

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author's friends, 1881 - Dramatists, English - 192 pages
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Page 70 - Newly imprinted and enlarged to almost as much againe as it was, according to the true and perfect Coppie.
Page 179 - The First and Second Part of The Troublesome Raigne of John King of England. With The Discouerie of King Richard Cordelions base Sonne. (Vulgarly named, the Bastard Fawconbridge :) Also The Death of King John at Swinstead Abbey. As they were (sundry times) lately acted by the Queenes Majesties Players. Written by W. Sh.
Page 133 - This comedy was written at her command, and by her direction, and she was so eager to see it acted, that she commanded it to be finished in fourteen days, and was afterwards, as tradition tells us, very well pleased at the representation.
Page 26 - In the city of Gloucester the manner is (as I think it is in other like corporations) that, when players of enterludes come to town, they first attend the mayor, to inform him what nobleman's servants they are, and so to get licence for their public playing; and if the mayor like the actors, or would show respect to their lord and master, he appoints them to play their first play before himself and...
Page 134 - The fairies in the fifth act make a handsome compliment to the queen, in her palace of Windsor, who had obliged him to write a play of Sir John Falstaff in love, and which I am very well assured he performed in a fortnight ; a prodigious thing, when all is so well contrived, and carried on without the least confusion.
Page 134 - She was so well pleased with that admirable character of Falstaff, in The Two Parts of Henry the Fourth, that she commanded him to continue it for one play more, and to show him in love.
Page 112 - I have been told by some anciently conversant with the stage, that it was not originally his, but brought by a private author to be acted, and he only gave some master-touches to one or two of the principal parts or characters...
Page 142 - The Tempest. The two gentlemen of Verona. Measure for Measure. The Comedy of Errors. As You Like It. All's well that ends well.
Page 143 - I say, as it is applawsefully written and commended to posterity in the Midsummer nights dreame, If we offend, it is with our good will, we came with no intent, but to offend, and show our simple skill.
Page 164 - The Tragedy of Hamlet; Hamlet being Perform'd by Mr. Betterton, Sir William (having seen Mr. Taylor of the Black-Fryars Company Act it, who being Instructed by the Author Mr. Shaksepeur) taught Mr. Betterton in every Particle of it...

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