THE TUDOR DRAMA: A HISTORY OF ENGLISH NATIONAL DRAMA TO THE RETIREMENT OF SHAKESPEARE

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1911
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Page 315 - The first part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster...
Page 315 - The Whole Contention betweene the two Famous Houses, Lancaster and Yorke. With the Tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, and King Henrie the sixt. Diuided into two Parts : And newly corrected and enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent. Printed at London, for TP" A small quarto, containing 64 leaves, A to Q in fours.
Page 193 - I have seen,) which notwithstanding, as it is full of stately speeches, and well sounding Phrases, clyming to the height of Seneca his stile, and as full of notable moralitie, which it doth most delightfully teach; and so obtayne the very end of Poesie...
Page 315 - The true Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke, as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants — 1595.
Page 12 - The manner of these plays were, every company had his pageant or part, a high scaffold with two rooms, a higher and a lower, upon four wheels. In the lower they apparelled themselves, and in the higher room they played, being all open on the top, that all beholders might hear and see them.
Page 57 - ... the players conne not their parts without booke, but are prompted by one called the ordinary, who followeth at their back with the book in his hand, and telleth them softly what they must pronounce aloud.
Page 319 - Nor shall proud Lancaster vsurpe my right, Nor hold the scepter in his childish fist, Nor weare the Diademe vpon his head, Whose church-like humours fits not for a Crowne : Then Yorke be still a while till time do serue...
Page 318 - Cold newes indeed Lord Somerset, But Gods will be done. Yorke. Cold newes for me, for I had hope of France, Euen as I haue of fertill England.
Page 13 - They began first at the abbey gates, and when the first pageant was played it was wheeled to the high cross before the mayor, and so to every street; and so every street had a pageant before them at one time, till all the pageants for the day appointed were played...
Page 283 - The one of th' other may be said to water Their intertangled roots of love ; but I, And she I sigh and spoke of, were things innocent, Lov'd for we did, and like the elements That know not what nor why, yet do effect Rare issues by their operance, our souls Did so to one another : what she...

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