The Spanish Stage in the Time of Lope de Vega

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Hispanic Society of America, 1909 - Theater - 635 pages
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Page iii - All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past. Let us alone. What pleasure can we have To war with evil? Is there any peace In ever climbing up the climbing wave? All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave In silence; ripen, fall and cease: Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.
Page 64 - By sitting on the stage, you may (with small cost) purchase the dear acquaintance of the boys, have a good stool for sixpence, at any time know what particular part any of the -infants present, get your match lighted, examine the playsuits' lace, and perhaps win wagers upon laying 'tis copper, etc.
Page 208 - ... lo qual visto por los del dicho nuestro consejo fue acordado que debiamos mandar dar esta nuestra carta para vos en la dicha razon...
Page 76 - All whiche vj. playes being chosen owte of many and ffownde to be the best that then were to be had ; the same also being often pused, T; necessarely corrected T; amended by all thafforeseide officers.
Page 140 - That, the women's parts in plays have hitherto been acted by men in the habits of women, at which some have taken offence, we do permit, and give leave, for the time to come, that all women's parts be acted by women.
Page 18 - ... vio que Lope de Rueda, inimitable varón, nunca salió de un mesón, ni alcanzó a vestir de seda; seis pellicos y cayados, dos flautas y un tamborino, tres vestidos de camino con sus...
Page 139 - in the office book of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, I find a warrant for the payment of £10. to Josias Floridor for himself and the rest of the French players, for a tragedy by them acted before his Majesty in December last. Dated Jan. 8, 1635-6.
Page 242 - Excelencia, aunque lo menos que en ella hubo fueron mis versos. La máquina del teatro hizo Cosme Lotti, ingeniero florentín, por quien SM envió a Italia, para que asistiese a su servicio en jardines, fuentes y otras cosas, en que tiene raro y excelente ingenio...
Page 214 - Solamente se ha tomado resolución que puedan representarse comedias en los teatros de aquí adelante, lo cual estaba prohibido por evitar el escándalo y mal ejemplo que en ellas había ; pero porque los hospitales no pierdan el provecho que se les sigue, sin lo cual se padecía mucho en la cura de los pobres, y estaban para cerrarse los hospitales porque no bastaban las limosnas, se da licencia para se representar comedias de historias...
Page 315 - Que en las fiestas del Corpus Christi no se haga comedia ninguna profana sino algunos autos devotos sin mezcla de entremeses profanos ni de cosa que no sea para mejor enderezar el pueblo...

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