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" Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. "
An Introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream - Page 48
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1841 - 104 pages
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 1

Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin - English literature - 1891
...worst he had ever heard." Not long after he went to poiue world the King's Theatre, where, he says, " we saw ' Midsummer Night's Dream,' which I had never...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." In 1676, in going to Deptford by water, he read " Othello, Moor of Venice," which, he continues, "...
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Thomas Betterton, Volume 2

Robert William Lowe - Actors - 1891 - 196 pages
...Dream, which Pepys saw on Michaelmas Day, 1662, received very short shrift. " We saw Midsummer Nights Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." We may guess that the play was produced for the sake of the show and spectacle that could be introduced...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - Curiosa - 1892 - 1104 pages
...name or day, while with " A Midsummer Night's Dream" he was so dissatisfied that he would never see it again, " for it is the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Evidently he deemed it even worse than " Romeo and Juliet." But Pepys only reflected the taste of his...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 204 pages
...reality. From a similar standpoint Samuel Pepys dismisses the product of Shakespeare's imagination as "the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life"; and one kind of modern critic — Pepys "translated" into the twentieth century — finds it "barely...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 11

Nineteenth century - 1882
...first time of acting, for they were all of them out more or less. In 1662, on the 29th of September, to the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Night's...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. In the next year, So to the Duke's House, and there saw Hamlelt done, giving us fresh reason never...
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Alterations and Adaptations of Shakespeare

Frederick Wilkinson Kilbourne - 1910 - 190 pages
...contempt for them. Two passages' from Pepys will show this conclusively. Under the date of 1662, he says, "To the King's Theatre, where we saw' Midsummer Night's...Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor shall ever see again, for it is the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life; " and again, in...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...Samuel Pepys saw A Midsummer Night's Dream in September 1662, he remarked that he had never seen it before — 'nor shall ever again, for it is the most...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life'.' Pepys, however, appears to have been vastly outnumbered, for over the centuries A Midsummer Night's...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...When Samuel Pepys saw it in 1662 only its incidental features appealed to him. He wrote in his diary: 'We saw Midsummer Night's Dream, which I had never...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. I saw, I confess, some good dancing, and some handsome women, which was all my pleasure.' Thirty years...
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Purcell: A Biography

Jonathan Keates - Music - 1996 - 304 pages
...Restoration audiences, and only one production is recorded, in 1662 when Samuel Pepys thought the work 'the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life.' The fact is, nevertheless, that much of the enchantment (an entirely appropriate word in this case)...
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The Third and Only Way: Reflections on Staying Alive

Helen Smith Bevington - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 209 pages
...Dream, appropriate for a midsummer's parting. How could a man as stagestruck as Pepys have called it "the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life"? — a play so well dreamed that it ended, for lunatic, lover, and poet, with all human problems solved...
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