Literary and Graphical Illustrations of Shakspeare, and the British Drama: Comprising an Historical View of the Origin and Improvement of the English Stage, and a Series of Critical and Descriptive Notices of Upwards of One Hundred of the Most Celebrated Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces. Embellished with More Than Two Hundred Engravings on Wood

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Maurice and Company, and pub. by Hurst, Chance and E. Wilson, 1831 - English drama - 204 pages
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Contents

A Midsummer Nights Dream 1592 1598 1593
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The Merchant of Venice 1598 1597 1597
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As You Like It 1600 1599 1600
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The Taming of the Shrew 1594 1898 1594
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Alls well that Ends well 1598 1599 1598
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Twelfth Night 1614 1613 1613
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King John 1596 1598 1598
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King Richard the Second 1596 1597 1596
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King Henry the FourthFirst Part 1597 1596 1596
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King Henry the FourthSecond Part 1598 1597 1596
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King Henry the Fifth 1599 1597 1599
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King Henry the SixthFirst Part 1589 1593 1592
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King Henry the SixthSecond Part 1591 1595 1592
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King Henry the SixthThird Part 1591 1595 1592
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King Richard the Third 1597 1595 1595
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King Henry the Eighth 1601 1613 1602
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Troilus and Cressida 1602 1600 1601
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Coriolanus 1610 1609 1609
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Titus Andronicus 1589 1589 1589
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Romeo and Juliet 1595 1592 1593
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Timon of Athens 1609 1601 1602
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Julius Caesar 1607 1607 1607
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Hamlet 1596 1597 1597 64 33 King Lear 1605 1605 1604
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Othello 1611 1614 1612 68
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Antony and Cleopatra 1608 1608 1608
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Cymbeline 1605 1606 1605
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Pericles Prince of Tyre 1590 1590 74 viv
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2 All the Plays of Shakspeare appear to have been performed at the Globe or BlackFriars
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The Orphan Thomas Otway Dukes Theatre 1680
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Venice Preserved Thomas Otway Dukes Theatre 1682
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Oroonoko Thomas Southerne Drury Lane 1696
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The Inconstant George Farquhar Drury Lane 1702
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The Fair Penitent Nicholas Rowe Lincolns Inn Fields 1703
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Jane Shore Nicholas Rowe Drury Lane 1714
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The Wonder Susanna Centlivre Drury Lane 1714
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A Bold Stroke for a Wife Susanna Centlivre Lincolns Inn Fields 1718
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The Revenge Dr Edward Young Drury Lane 1721
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The Beggars Opera John Gay Lincolns Inn Fields 1728
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The Gamester Edward Moore Drury Lane 1753
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61 Barbarossa Dr John Brown Drury Lane 1754
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The Apprentice Arthur Murphy Drury Lane 1756
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Douglas Rev John Home Covent Garden 1757
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Isabella Southerne Garrick Drury Lane 1757 128
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The Guardian David Garrick Drury Lane 1759
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High Life Below Stairs Rev James Townley Drury Lane 1759
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Love la Mode Charles Macklin Drury Lane 1759
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The Jealous Wife George Colman Sen Drury Lane 1761
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The Liar Samuel Foote Covent Garden 1762
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Love in a Village Isaac Bickerstaffe covent Garden 1762
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The Mayor of Garratt Samuel Foote Haymarket 1763
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The Deuce is in Him George Colman Sen Drury Lane 1763
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Midas Kane OHara Covent Garden 1764
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The Clandestine Marriage Colman and Garrick Drury Lane 1766
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The Country Girl WycherleyGarrick Drury Lane 1766
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Lionel and Clarissa Isaac Bickerstaffe Covent Garden 1768
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The Padlock Isaac Bickerstaffe Drury Lane 1768
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The Hypocrite Isaac Bickerstaffe Drury Lane 1768
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The West Indian Richard Cumberland Drury Lane 1771
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The Grecian Daughter Arthur Murphy Drury Lane 1772
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The Irish Widow David Garrick Drury Lane 1772
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She Stoops to Conquer Dr Oliver Goldsmith Covent Garden 1773
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Bon Ton David Garrick Drury Lane 1775
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The Rivals R B Sheridan Covent Garden 1775
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Three Weeks After Marriage Arthur Murphy Covent Garden 1776
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All the Worlds a Stage Isaac Jackman Drury Lane 1777
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The Quaker Charles Dibdin Sen Drury Lane 1777
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Percy Hannah More Covent Garden 1777
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Whos the Dupe Hannah Cowley Drury Lane 1779
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The Critic R B Sheridan Drury Lane 1779
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The Belles Stratagem Hannah Cowley Covent Garden 1780
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The Man of the World Charles Macklin Covent Garden 1781
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Rosina Frances Brooke Covent Garden 1782
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He Would be a Soldier Frederick Pilon Covent Garden 1786
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The First Floor James Cobb Drury Lane 1787
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Inkle and Yarico George Colman Jun Haymarket 1787 192 S 97 Ways and Means George Colman Jun Haymarket 1788
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Arden of Faversham Lillo Dr Hoadly Covent Garden 1790
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Honest Thieves Thomas Knight Covent Garden 1797
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Page 33 - All murder'd : for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Page 63 - Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand ? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight ? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain ? I see thee yet, in form as palpable As this which now I draw.
Page 45 - O God ! methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain : To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point...
Page 21 - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven ; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 69 - I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin, And let him find it. Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ.
Page 31 - For heaven's sake, Hubert, let me not be bound ! Nay, hear me, Hubert ! — drive these men away, And I will sit as quiet as a lamb ; I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word, Nor look upon the iron angerly :5 Thrust but these men away, and I'll forgive you, Whatever torment you do put me to.
Page 154 - Be to her virtues very kind ; Be to her faults a little blind ; Let all her ways be unconfin'd ; And clap your padlock — on her mind.
Page 100 - Dr. Swift had been observing once to Mr. Gay, what an odd pretty sort of a thing a Newgate Pastoral might make. Gay was inclined to try at such a thing for some time; but afterwards thought it would be better to write a comedy on the same plan. This was what gave rise to The Beggar's Opera.
Page 64 - The younger sort take much delight in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis ; but his Lucrece, and his tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke, have it in them to please the wiser sort, 1598.
Page 40 - How would it have joyed brave Talbot (the terror of the French) to think that after he had lain two hundred years in his tomb, he should triumph again on the stage, and have his bones new embalmed with the tears of ten thousand spectators at least (at several times) who in the tragedian that represents his person, imagine they behold him fresh bleeding...

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