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" And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them; for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare - Page 284
by William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...journeymen had made men and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. Hamlet — Hamlet IIIM And let those that play your clowns speak no more...question of the play be then to be considered: that's villanous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Hamlet— Hamlet III.ii O, what...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - 2002 - 237 pages
...him, of his idle jests as well as of his scurrilous jigs, often used to conclude a performance: '5 And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some necessary question of the play be then to be consider'd. That's villainous and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. (3.2.38-45)...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 178 pages
...humanity so abominably. First Player 35 I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us. Hamlet O reform it altogether. And let those that play your...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though 40 in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous,...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 320 pages
...humanity so abominably. F1RST PLAYER I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET O, reform it altogether! And let those that play your...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though w in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous,...
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Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions

Hardin L. Aasand - 2003 - 234 pages
..."flights of angels" (5.2.360). Hamlet's contempt for "journeymen" is yet another example of his snobbery. And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some necessary question of the play be then to be consider 'd That 's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. (38-45)...
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Looking for an Argument: Critical Encounters with the New Approaches to the ...

Richard Louis Levin - 2003 - 309 pages
..."unauthorized" additions to or deletions from them. Thus Shakespeare has Hamlet insist that clowns should "speak no more than is set down for them, for there...the mean time some necessary question of the play is then to be consider'd" (3.2.39-^.3). And a number of dramatic quartos and folios contain statements...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 313 pages
...imitated humanity so abominably. /. Play. I hope we have reform 'd that indifferently with us, sir. 41 Ham. O, reform it altogether. And let those that play...laugh to set on some quantity of barren spectators to 45 laugh to, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be considered....
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So You Want to be a Theatre Director?

Stephen Unwin - 2004 - 248 pages
...humanity so abominably. FIRST PLAYER I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET O, reform it altogether. And let those that play your...of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the meantime, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous, and shows...
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Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist

Roland Mushat Frye - 2005 - 271 pages
...so to steal the show. Hamlet, in his advice to the players, attempts to guard against this tendency: let those that play your clowns speak no more than...the mean time some necessary question of the play IK- then to be consulcr'd. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...imitated humanity so abominably. i PLAYER I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET O reform it altogether, and let those that play your...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, 40 though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous,...
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