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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 236
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

Samuel Crowl - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...exchange with Berowne when she sends him off to amuse the speechless sick so that he might learn that "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.861-63). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 19305 sport with a lock of hair dangling down over his...
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Better a Shrew Than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early ...

Pamela Allen Brown - Drama - 2003 - 263 pages
...subjects than does the status of the players or the texts they choose. As Rosaline says to Berowne, "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (Love's Labour's Lost 5.2.861-63). The proliferating jests of cuckoldry do not simply reproduce gender...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 472 pages
...Rosaline rebukes him, that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... (v, ii, 85i-3) In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...difficult case. Her instruction to Berowne to 'jest a twelvemonth in an hospital' (v. ii. 859) is intended to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (v. 11.846-51) As with love poetry, the problem is to communicate - in this case, to give delight -...
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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...the throat of death? It cannot be, it is impossible. Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. 930 ROSALINE Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue 935 Of him that makes it. Then if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamors of their own dear groans, Will...
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1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

Steven Price - Reference - 2005 - 368 pages
In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement: Life and Death (And Some of What ...
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1001 Funniest Things Ever Said

Steven D. Price - Humor - 2006 - 342 pages
...item is indeed funny if the person doesn't find it so. It just won't work, for as Shakespeare put it, "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears...it, never in the tongue of him that makes it." Then too, never tell someone that he or she has no sense of humor. We can tolerate almost every kind of...
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The Films of Kenneth Branagh

Samuel Crowl - Performing Arts - 2006 - 204 pages
...exchange with Berowne when she sends him off to amuse the speechless sick so that he might learn that a "jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5. 2.86 1 863). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 1930s sport with a mustache and sandy lock of hair dangling...
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Secretly Inside: A Novel

Hans Warren - Fiction - 2006 - 99 pages
...:h and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very differei essages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 oes the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? o these stories give us a reliable reading...
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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - Humor - 2006 - 448 pages
...and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very different messages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 Does the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? Do these stories give us a reliable reading...
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