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" What child is there that, coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes? "
Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the ... - Page 166
by Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1908 - 1291 pages
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 3

Isaac Disraeli - 1863
...Poesy," 1595, alludes to the custom of writing the supposed locality of each scene over the stage, and asks, "What child is there that coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes." As late as the production of Davenant's Siege of Rhodes...
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Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Volume 38

1902
...spricht aber die andere bekannte Stelle aus Sydney 's Apologie: «What childe is there, that coniming to a Play, and seeing Thebes written in great Letters upon an olde doore, doth beleeue that it is Thebes?» Und sehr verstärkt wird dies Zeugnis durch die Vorschriften...
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Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Volume 38

1902
...spricht aber die andere bekannte Stelle aus Sydney's Apologie: «What childe is there, that coraming to a Play, and seeing Thebes written in great Letters upon an olde doore, doth beleeue that it is Thebes?» Und sehr verstärkt wird dies Zeugnis durch die Vorschriften...
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Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1867
...* Gibbon, chap. x. T Chandler. t See Sydney's Defence of Poesy. " What child Is there that, eoming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an" old door, doth believe that it it Thebes J" This rude device was probably employed in the representation...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...wrote it for actually true were well worthy to have his name chronicled among the beasts he writeth of. What child is there that, coming to a play and seeing ' Thebes ' written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes 1 If then a man can arrive to the child's age, to know that the...
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The Century, Volume 11

1876
...Sir Philip Sidney says, when speaking of the old theatrical practice of labeling the stage-scenery, " What child is there, that, coming to a play, and seeing 'Thebes' written on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? " But all history, and art, and science are but so...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...worthy to have his name chronicled among the beasts he writeth of. What child is there that cometh c k K . F !OԚ 4 /( fN~ 8` /Dzf"/˕e"73L ' * F fG door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? If then a man can arrive to the child's age, to know that the...
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A book of the play, Volume 1

Edward Dutton Cook - 1876
...convey to the spectators the intentions of the author. " What child is there," asks Sir Philip Sidney, "that, coming to a play and seeing Thebes written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? " Oftentimes, too, opportunity was found in the play...
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Shakspeare and His Contemporaries: Together with the Plots of His Plays ...

William Tegg - 1879 - 244 pages
...same place, and we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock." Again, however, Sir Philip says, " What child is there that coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? " Sir William Davenant also, in the Introduction...
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The Shakespearean Myth: William Shakespeare and Circumstantial Evidence

Appleton Morgan - 1881 - 342 pages
...the early quartos of " Romeo and Juliet" is there any intimation that Juliet makes love in a balcony. "What child is there, that, coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes?" says Sidney, in his "Defence of Poesie." — (RG White's "Shakespeare's...
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