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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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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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The Concise Pepys

Samuel Pepys - Fiction - 1997 - 804 pages
...suppose in further conformity with our Church. business. To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer's Night's dream, which I had never seen before, nor...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. 30th. My condition at present is this; — I have long been building, and my house to my great content...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Second Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1979 - 164 pages
...sometimes received since). to the Kings Theatre, where we saw Midsummer nights dreame, which I have never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is...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.1 Any notion,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Drama - 1998 - 490 pages
...Pepys (l662), who in confiding to his diary gave posterity the first written judgment of Dream, it was "the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Luckily, it was not without redeeming qualities: "I saw, I confess, some good dancing and some handsome...
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. 3: 1662

Samuel Pepys - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 340 pages
...this afternoon) and then to the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummers nights dreame, 1 which I have never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is...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. So to my off1ce...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 88 pages
...but unproved. The indefatigable London diarist Samuel Pepys saw the play in the 1660s and declared it "the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life," but his condescension must have been an atypical response, for the comedy continued to hold the stage...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...rejoice in the annihilation of a mortal's day. ENGLISH CRITICISMS SAMUEL PEPYS, 1662, September 29 : — To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer Night's...insipid, ridiculous play, that ever I saw in my life — (Vol. ii, p. 51, ed. Bright, ap. Ingleby). HAZLITT (Characters, &c., 1817, p. 128) : Puck is the...
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Restoration Shakespeare: Viewing the Voice

Barbara A. Murray - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 306 pages
...Shakespeare, the cast kept forgetting their lines). In September 1662 he saw the King's Company in A Midsummer Night's Dream: "which I had never seen before,...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Pepys was also at Twelfth Night on 6 January 1663: it was "acted well, though it be but a silly play...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...and, in September 166z, Samuel Pepys attended a performance by the King's company, and dismissed it as 'the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life'. Octavia (Ant.) The sister of Octavius Caesar. The 'patient Octavia' is married to Antony as part of...
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley W. Wells - Literary Collections - 2003 - 442 pages
...worst that ever I heard in my life'; later that year he went to A Midsummer Night's Dream 'which I have never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life'. But the occasion was at least partially redeemed by 'some good dancing and some handsome women, which...
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