ANNALS OF THE STAGE (Google eBook)

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Page 366 - studied, or hereafter shall use or study ; as well for the recreation of our loving subjects, as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them, during our pleasure. And the said Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, Enterludes, Moralls, Pastoralls, Stage Plaies, and such like, to shew and exercise publiquely to their best commoditie,
Page 335 - aswell for the recreation of our loving subjects, as for our solace and pleasure, when we shall thinke good to see them, during our pleasure. And the said Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, Enterludes, Moralls, Pastoralls, Stage plaies, and such like, to shew & exercise publiquely to their best commoditie, when
Page 319 - play shee appointed him to come that night unto hir, by the name of Rich, the 3. Shakespeare, overhearing their conclusion, went before, was entertained, and at his game ere Burbidge came. Then, message being brought that Rich, the 3 was at the dore, Shakespeare caused returne to be made, that William the Conqueror was before Rich, the
Page 316 - prescribing his gesture in smiling, his apparaile, &c. and then when he came to practise, making him beleeve they tooke him to be mad." At this date, we may conclude with tolerable safety that Shakespeare's Twelfth Night had been recently brought out at the Blackfriars Theatre, and that its excellence and success had induced the managers of the
Page 305 - in Moorefields, do represent upon the stage in their interludes the persons of some gent, of good desert and quality, that are yet alive, under obscure manner, but yet in such sorte as all the hearers may take notice both of the matter, and the persons / that are meant thereby. This
Page 221 - bycause of the plague : I like the pollicye well, if it holde still, for a disease is but bodged, or patched up, that is not cured in the cause ; and the cause of plagues is sinne, if you looke to it well ; and the cause of sinne are playes : therefore the cause of plagues are playes.
Page 436 - or hereafter shall use or study, as well for the recreation of our loving subjects, as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them, during our pleasure ; and the said Comedies, Tragedies,
Page 366 - of playing Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, Enterludes, Moralls, Pastoralls, Stage Plaies, and such other like as they have already studied, or hereafter shall use or study ; as well for the recreation of our loving subjects, as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them, during our pleasure. And the said Comedies, Tragedies, Histories,
Page 316 - believe his lady widdowe was in love with him, by counterfayting a letter, as from his lady, in general! termes telling him what shee liked best in him, & prescribing his gesture in smiling, his apparaile, &c. and then when he came to practise, making him
Page 27 - ignorant and inexperienced persons from acting the history of the Old Testament, to the great prejudice of the clergy of the church, who had expended considerable sums for a public representation of plays founded upon that portion of Scripture at the ensuing Christmas.

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