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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 236
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Courts and courtiers - 2001 - 500 pages
...the dangers which attend a jesting nature, pursuing its aim by every means, when she condemns that ' gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.' Thus, in his most joyous comedy, Shakespeare indicates his genuine relation to that glittering holiday...
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Mirth Making: The Rhetorical Discourse on Jesting in Early Modern England

Chris Holcomb - History - 2001 - 230 pages
...itself in the laughter of its hearers. Similarly, as Rosaline says to Berowne in Love's Labor's Last, "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.857-59). If the success of a jest depends largely upon audience ratification, then an orator or...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 313 pages
...dwelling upon all circumstances which are not to the purpose." Does the Audience Share Tour Great Wit? A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost. 5, 2 Humor can be a powerful communication device. What about ethnic...
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Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign

Antony Tatlow - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 297 pages
...construction. Freud quotes Shakespeare to illustrate the dynamic between told, teller, and listener: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Love's Labor's Lost, V.ii.861)25 Interpreting jokes tells us much about reading a play's performance...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

Wystan Hugh Auden, Arthur C. Kirsch - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 398 pages
...Berowne protests that it is impossible 'To move wild laughter in the throat of death," Rosaline answers, Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (V.ii.864, 867-72) "A twelvemonth?" Berowne answers, "Well, befall what will befall / I'll jest a twelvemonth...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Cross, William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...soul in agony. ROSALINE. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot ofthat eer'd them up with justice of our cause, With promise...And we, in them, no hope to win the day; So that Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 24

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 204 pages
...Rosaline rebukes him, that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. . . (v,ii, 851-3) In the PhaeJrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2007 - 344 pages
..."Many a true word is spoken in jest." — English proverb "Jesters do oft prove to be prophets." — "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it." — "They jest at scars, that never felt a wound." — Shakespeare "If you be a jester, keep your wit...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Collections - 2002 - 237 pages
...behavior of the lords, however well framed their styles, nonetheless falls short of genuine civility: "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.849-51). Civility and the pursuit of eloquence imagined as copious and embellished language, this...
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk - Drama - 2002 - 262 pages
...'what distinguishes the individual from the type . . . arose from the situation, not the words'. '1' 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it' (5.2.848 50), Rosaline pointedly reminds Biron. She refers not only to the very diflerent context of...
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