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" O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to "act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels, Leash'd... "
Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI, pts. 1-3 - Page 117
by William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier, Charles Symmons - 1836
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...performed. As if a magician, in Henry v's opening lines, the Chorus/Shakespeare invokes unearthly powers: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars . . . Then, characteristically, he pleads his own and his theatre's unworthiness. With something of...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare, Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 396 pages
...question of the play be then to be considered. e1 3.2.1-15, 17-29, 39-44, HAMLET TO THE FIRST PLAYER 1 O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Henry V Prologue 1-4, CHORUS 2 Within this wooden O. Henry V Prologue 13, CHORUS; the 'wooden O' refers...
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DocBook: The Definitive Guide, Volume 1

Norman Walsh, Leonard Muellner - Computers - 1999 - 635 pages
...a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! </literallayout> < /blockquote> O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! — William Shakespeare, Henry V For additional examples, see also Part. — A list of the titles of...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...considered. Hamlet 3.2.1-15, 17-29, 39-44, HAMLET TO THE FIRST PLAYER 218 I PLAYS, PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES 1 O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Henry V Prologue 1-4, CHORUS 2 Within this wooden O. Henry V Prologue 13, CHORUS; the 'wooden O' refers...
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English Court Theatre, 1558-1642

John Astington - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 293 pages
...at other royal houses, like Oatlands, about which the Works accounts are silent. 74 3 Royal Theatres O. for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold 10 bring...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann, Helen Higbee, William West - Drama - 2000 - 298 pages
...stirring confidence in the dramatic powers of "invention" to serve and inspire the play's opening: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself. Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels (Leash'd in, like hounds) should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. (1-8) To appropriate...
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Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield

Harvey Claflin Mansfield, Mark Blitz, William Kristol - Philosophy - 2000 - 326 pages
...choral interludes, beginning with the prologue, which sounds like a Homeric invocation of the muse: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars. (Prol.1-6) Shakespeare repeatedly presents military greatness in Henry V in terms of precedents from...
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Philosophical Shakespeares

John J. Joughin - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...nothing figured as zero which informs the conceit of the Prologue to Henry V. The opening peroration: 'O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest...act / And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!' (Prologue, 1—4) is followed by an apology for the 'flat unraised spirits' of the actors and 'unworthy...
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Henry V. EG: The Shakespeare Folios

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 222 pages
...Henry V a parallel text The Life of Henry the Fift The Life of HENRY V [1.0] Enter [CHORUS as] Prologue Chorus O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The...himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all,...
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The Shakespeare Book of Lists: The Ultimate Guide to the Bard, His Plays ...

Michael LoMonico - Drama - 2001 - 232 pages
...—King Henry IV, Henry IV, Part 1 Who keeps the gate here, ho? —Lord Bardolph, Henry IV, Part 2 0 for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself, Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire Crouch for employment. —Chorus, Henry V Hung...
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