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" Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue : but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ... - Page 161
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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Shakespeare and the Law

Dunbar Plunket Barton - 1929 - 167 pages
...now compare the passage in which Hamlet gives the following advice to the players: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it^as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 pages
...Laurence Olivier, 1982, Confessions of an Actor, p. 165 60:10 [Hamlet, to the players] Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you - trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier had spoke my lines. William Shakespeare, 1600-1601,...
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The New Talk Power: The Mind-Body Way to Speak Like a Pro

Natalie Rogers - 2000 - 300 pages
...phase. They'll get over it. Planning Makes Perfect ' Twos the Night Before Showtime Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Hamlet, William Shakespeare Any...
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The Drama Classroom: Action, Reflection, Transformation

Philip Taylor - 2000 - 144 pages
...of The Murder of Gonzago' capture the skills the actors must bring to their parts: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - 2000 - 298 pages
...us look at the locus classicus in almost its entirety. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you, trippingly on the tongue, but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, 1 had as live the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus,...
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - 1998 - 480 pages
...corners of modern thought, the Prince exhibits other interests with the players. 'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you trippingly on the tongue', he says among two or three of the well-tried actors. 'Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Borgeson, Jess Winfield - 1996 - 76 pages
...out from behind his back to reveal sock-puppet Players on his hands.} J/HAMLET: "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, and hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature....
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - 2001 - 405 pages
...keeping with his neoclassical taste, Hamlet begins by stressing the art of speaking: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. (3.2.1-4) Hamlet wants the speeches,...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - 2001 - 313 pages
...wardrobe, mental readiness. Chapter 4 Speak the Speech, Trippingly: Tune Up That Voice Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. But if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the towncrier spoke my lines. Hamlet (to the Players), Hamlet. 3,...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...great ones must not unwatch'd go. Exeunt Enter HAMLET and two or three of the PLAYERS Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier had spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much...
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