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" This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident... "
A Dictionary of Old English Plays, Existing Either in Print Or in Manuscript ... - Page 11
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1860 - 296 pages
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Art Imitates Business: Commercial and Political Influences in Elizabethan ...

James H. Forse - History - 1993 - 298 pages
...and sober attention of the audiences, and the fact that the only casualties from the Globe fire were "a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that, a provident wit put it out with bottle ale," testifies that even under threatening conditions, playgoers...
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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 324 pages
...Henry Wotton's account of the destruction by fire of the Globe in 1613 omits Wotton's statement that "nothing did perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken...by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale." This strategic omission leaves the way open for another of their many rhetorical questions:...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 416 pages
...the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken...by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale. If Wotton was not himself present at the Globe he must have talked to someone who was,...
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Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt

J. R. Mulryne, Margaret Shewring, Andrew Gurr - Architecture - 1997 - 192 pages
The rebuilding of the Globe theater (1599-1613) on London's Bankside, a few yards from the site of the playhouse in which many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, must ...
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William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion

William Montgomery - Drama - 1997 - 671 pages
...few forfaken cloaks 5 only one man had his breeches fct on fire, th.u would peihaps have broyled hue, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle Ale. The reft when we meet : till when, I proteft every minute is the fiege of Troy. Gods dear...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII : or All is True: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 240 pages
...the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken...by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.1 Doubtless more than 'a few forsaken cloaks' were lost in the blaze, among them possibly...
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Enter the Whole Army: A Pictorial Study of Shakespearean Staging, 1576-1616

C. Walter Hodges, Hodges C. Walter - Drama - 2004 - 196 pages
...louder. 3.2 and straw and a few forsaken cloaks; only one had his breeches set on fire, that would have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.' It was built all of wood, framed in a circle and roofed with thatch, and it must have...
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 480 pages
...the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken...by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.31 Bluett adds that nobody was hurt in the fire, 'except one man who was scalded ... by...
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English Professional Theatre, 1530-1660

Glynne Wickham, Herbert Berry, William Ingram - Drama - 2000 - 714 pages
...the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken...by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale. (c) Letter, Henry Bluett to Richard Weeks, 4 July 1613 On Tuesday last [June 29] there...
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