On the Art of the Theatre

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Browne's bookstore, 1912 - Theater - 295 pages
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Page 253 - of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double, toil and trouble ; Fire, burn
Page 109 - his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear The very stones prate
Page 72 - in is not more inadequate to represent the horror of the real elements than any actor can be to represent Lear. They might more easily propose to personate the Satan of Milton upon a stage, or one of Michelangelo's terrible
Page xv - there are suitable true forms, and then there are untrue unsuitable. As the briefest definition one might say, Forms which GROW round a substance, if we rightly understand that, will correspond to the real Nature and purport of it, will be true, good ; forms which are consciously put round a. substance, bad.
Page 269 - IT IS IN AND THROUGH SYMBOLS THAT MAN, CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY, LIVES, WORKS AND HAS HIS BEING : THOSE AGES, MOREOVER, ARE ACCOUNTED THE NOBLEST WHICH CAN THE BEST RECOGNIZE SYMBOLICAL WORTH, AND PRIZE IT HIGHEST.
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Page 110 - Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. I go, and it is done ; the bell invites me. Hear it
Page 109 - Is this a dagger that 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 that which now I draw. Thou
Page 109 - my whereabout, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it—Whiles I threat he lives
Page 72 - There came upon me a great desire to say somewhat in rhyme : but when I began thinking how I should say it, methought that to speak of her were unseemly, unless I spoke to other ladies in the second person.

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