A Manual for the Collector and Amateur of Old English Plays

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Pickering & Chatto, 1892 - English drama - 288 pages
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Page 130 - M. William Shake-speare, His True Chronicle History of the life and death of King Lear, and his three Daughters.
Page 49 - The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey : And the banishment and death of the Duke of...
Page 8 - True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry VIII, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty...
Page 76 - Nay let thy men of wit too be the same, All full of thee, and differing but in name; But let no alien Sedley interpose To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose.
Page 135 - London's Glory, or the Lord Mayor's Show ; containing an illustrious description of the several triumphant pageants, on which are represented emblematical figures, artful pieces of architecture, and rural dancing, with the speeches spoken in each pageant : also three new songs, the first in praise of the Merchant-taylors, the second the Protestants Exhortation, and the third the Plotting Papists Litany, with their proper tunes, either to be sung or play'd : performed on Friday, October xxix.
Page 195 - The Tragedy of King Richard the third. Containing His treacherous Plots against his brother Clarence ; the pittiefull murther of his innocent nephewes ; his tyrannicall vsurpation ; with the whole course of his detested life and most deserued death.
Page 267 - THE ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH DRAMA, Illustrated in its various Species, viz., Mystery, Morality, Tragedy, and Comedy, by Specimens from our Earliest Writers ; with Explanatory Notes by Thomas Hawkins.
Page 134 - London Triumphant ; or the city in jollity and splendour : expressed in various pageants, shapes, scenes, speeches, and songs, invented and performed for congratulation and delight of the well-deserving Sir Robert Hanson, knight. Lord Mayor of the city of London...
Page 165 - The New Inn : or the Light Heart, a Comedy. As it was never acted, but most negligently played by some, the King's servants ; and more squeamishly beheld and censured by others, the King's subjects.
Page 76 - ... when his Play of a Silent woman was first acted, ther was found Verses after on the stage against him, concluding that, that play was well named the Silent Woman. ther was never one man to say plaudite to it...

About the author (1892)

William Hazlitt was born on April 10, 1778 in Maidstone, England. As a young man, he studied for the ministry at Hackney College in London, but eventually realized that he wasn't committed to becoming a minister. After he lacked success as a portrait painter, he turned to writing. His first book, An Essay on the Principles of Human Action, was published in 1805. His other works include Free Thoughts on Public Affairs, Round Table, Table Talk, Spirit of the Age, Characters of Shakespeare, A View of the English Stage, English Poets, English Comic Writers, Political Essays with Sketches of Public Characters, Plain Speaker, and The Life of Napoleon. He died of stomach cancer on September 18, 1830.

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