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" We princes are set on stages ; in the sight and view of all the world, duly observed. "
The History of the Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth - Page 448
by Sharon Turner - 1835
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The History of England from the Earliest Period to the Death of Elizabeth ...

Sharon Turner - Great Britain - 1835
...common law,' when ' she must have been indicted in Staffordshire, have holden up her hand at the har, and been tried by a jury,' she had ' thought it better...garments; a blemish quickly noted in our doings. It beboveth us therefore to be careful that our proceedings be just and honorable. ' But I must tell you...
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The Illusion of Power: Political Theater in the English Renaissance

Stephen Orgel - History - 1975 - 95 pages
...metaphor was a natural expression of such an attitude: "We princes, I tell you," said Queen Elizabeth, "are set on stages, in the sight and view of all the world duly observed." ~ James I made this a precept for his heir in his handbook of kingship, Basilifyn Doron: "A King is...
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Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance ...

Stephen Greenblatt - Drama - 1988 - 205 pages
...respectful distance from it. "We princes," Elizabeth told a deputation of Lords and Commons in 1586, "are set on stages in the sight and view of all the world." 61 Royal power is manifested to its subjects as in a theater, and the subjects are at once absorbed...
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Worlds Apart: The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550-1750

Jean-Christophe Agnew - History - 1988 - 280 pages
Worlds Apart traces the history of our concepts of the marketplace and the theater and the ways in which these concepts are bound together. Focusing on Britain and America in ...
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The Word of a Prince: A Life of Elizabeth I from Contemporary Documents

Maria Perry - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 267 pages
...'but as two milkmaids with pails upon our arms'; but they were not private persons - they were Princes 'set on stages, in the sight and view of all the world'. If the plot had succeeded she would have been 'loth to die so bloody a death', she said, but God would...
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Principles of Art History Writing

David Carrier - 1993 - 264 pages
...Thvater in the Englith Renaissante 1Berkeley and Los Angeles. 1975i. 39 Hence Oueen Elizabeth's remark We princes . are set on stages. in the sight and view of all the world duly observed ' 1 Orgei. 1llasion 421. life The masque was an explicit statement about political reality "Every masque...
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Staging the Renaissance: Reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

David Scott Kastan - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 293 pages
...the throne of England, he took the theaters under his patronage. Elizabeth had said, in 1586, that "princes are set on stages in the sight and view of all the world," and James repeated her remark in his treatise on kingship, the Basilikon Doro«.6 In it, he also listed...
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Medusa’s Gaze: Casuistry and Conscience in the Renaissance

by Lowell Gallagher - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 331 pages
...Elizabeth, echoing Mary's words at her trial, later picked up the theatrum mundi topos, admitting that princes "are set on stages, in the sight and view of all the world dulie obserued"; it "behooveth us therefore," she noted, "to be careful that our proceedings be just...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1991 - 213 pages
...danger - which the public role of monarch had in common with that of the actor: 'We princes, I tel you, are set on stages, in the sight and view of all the world' (see 1.1.68 n.). Shakespeare seems nevertheless to have contrived 1 Nevertheless, seven years before...
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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642

Laura Levine - Drama - 1994 - 185 pages
...decades. Ever since 1975, when Stephen Orgel quoted Elizabeth I as saying "We princes, I tell you, are set on stages in the sight and view of all the world," the tendency to think of power as expressing itself in theatrical ways during the Renaissance has been...
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