What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
actors audience Bankside Bassianus bethan Biron central figure character characterization chronicle history chronicle play climax Comedy of Errors comedy of manners comic complicated contrast delight Demetrius dialogue dramatist effect Elizabethan Stage emotional emphasis English enter evidence fact Falstaff farce father feeling fifth act fourth act Friar front curtain Gentlemen of Verona Globe Henry Henslowe high comedy incident interest J. P. Collier Lavinia Lear literary London Lord love story Love's Labour's Lost lovers Lyly Macbeth Marlowe material melodrama Merchant of Venice merely Midsummer Night's Dream miracle plays mood Moreover original Othello perfect phrase plot poetic present probably Proteus Richard Richard III Romeo and Juliet Rose Theatre scene Shake Shakespeare Shakespeare's plays shows Shylock situation speare speech stadge story-telling sure Tamburlaine Tamora technique theatre theatrical thee thou tion Titus Andronicus to-day tragedy tragic upper stage writing
Page 212 - Romeo. Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops — Juliet. 0, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Rom. What shall I swear by
Page 212 - Romeo. The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand ! 0, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!
Page 115 - From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; They are the books, the arts, the Academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world, Else none at all in aught proves excellent.
Page 129 - Now I dare not say I have one friend alive; thou would'st disprove me. Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand Is perjured to the bosom ? Proteus, I am sorry I must never trust thee more, But count the world a stranger for thy sake. The private wound is deepest; O time most accursed,
Page 129 - t here: I do as truly suffer As e'er I did commit. Valentine. Then I am paid; And once again I do receive thee honest Who by repentance is not satisfied, Is nor of heaven nor earth, for these are pleased. By penitence the
Page 135 - In peace and honor rest you here, my sons; Rome's readiest champions, repose you here in rest, Secure from worldly chances and mishaps; Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells, Here grow no damned grudges, here are no storms, No noise but silence and eternal sleep. In peace and honor rest you here, my sons.
Page 68 - Weep with me all you that read this little story; And know for whom a tear you shed, Death's self is sorry. 'Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As heaven and nature seemed to strive Which owned the creature.
Page 297 - Let them pull all about mine ears: present me Death on the wheel, or at wild horses' heels; Or pile ten hills on the Tarpeian rock, That the precipitation might down stretch Below the beam of sight, yet will I still Be thus to them. It is
Page 231 - A tragi-comedy is not so called in respect of mirth and killing, but in respect it wants deaths, which is enough to make it no tragedy, yet brings some near it, which is enough to make it no comedy, which must