Government regulation of Elizabethan drama

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The Columbia university press, 1908 - Theater - 259 pages
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Page 133 - ... so solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was meant by the gingerbread- woman, who by the hobby-horse man, who by the costardmonger, nay, who by their wares.
Page 133 - Justice, what great lady by the pigwoman, what concealed statesman, by the seller of mousetraps, and so of the rest. But that such person, or persons so found, be left discovered to the mercy of the Author, as a forfeiture to the stage, and your laughter, aforesaid.
Page 112 - Masters; who were all to enter per bulelini for a note of distinction from ordinary Comedians. Towards the end of the Play, the Sheriffs (who by chance had heard of it) came in (as they say) and carried some six or seven of them to perform the last Act at Bridewel; the rest are fled.
Page 185 - ... for that there hath not at any tyme heretofore been used any comon playhouse within the same precinct, but that now all players being banished by the Lord Mayor from playing within the Cittie by reason of the great inconveniences and ill rule that followeth them, they now thincke to plant themselves in liberties...
Page 105 - Verneuil. The former having first accosted the latter with very hard words, gave her a box on the ear. At my suit three of them were arrested; but the principal person, the author, escaped.
Page 132 - Now, to speake of some abuse lately crept into the quality, as an inveighing "against the state, the court, the law, the citty, and their governements, with the particularizing of private men's humors (yet alive), noble-men, and others : I know it distastes many ; neither do I any way approve it, nor dare I by any meanes excuse it.
Page 223 - And whereas public Sports do not well agree with public Calamities, nor public Stage-plays with the Seasons of Humiliation, this being an exercise of sad and pious Solemnity, and the other being Spectacles of Pleasure too commonly expressing lascivious Mirth and Levity...
Page 81 - For the king's players. An olde playe called Winter's Tale, formerly allowed of by Sir George Bucke, and likewyse by mee on Mr. Hemmings his worde that there was nothing profane added or reformed, thogh the allowed booke was missinge , and therefore I returned it without a fee, this 19 of August, 1623.
Page 102 - And then you shall live freely there, 35 without sergeants, or courtiers, or lawyers, or intelligencers,0 only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on't, in the world, than they are.
Page 223 - Whereas the distressed estate of Ireland, steeped in her own blood, and the distracted estate of England, threatened with a cloud of blood 1 See above, pp. 35-38. 1 Hazlitt, English Drama, 132. 1 Ibid., 256. by a civil war, call for all possible means to appease and avert the wrath of God...

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