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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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Publications, Volume 20

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1844
...raillery and sarcasm with some of the audience.1 To this absurd custom Hamlet alludes when he says, " And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too." 1 See Malone's Shakespeare, ed. 1821, iii., 131, for several curious quotations on this subject. Several...
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Tarlton's Jests: And News Out of Purgatory

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1844 - 135 pages
...raillery and sarcasm with some of the audience. 1 To this absurd custom Hamlet alludes when he says, " And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too." Several specimens, probably genuine, are related in the following pages. Doggrel verse was generally...
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Tecumseh and the prophet of the West, an historical tragedy. The life and ...

George Jones - 1844
...attribute the following professional rebuke ?—" And let those who play your clowns (ie low comedians), speak no more than is set down for them ; for there...quantity 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 shews...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture : Designed for ...

Merritt Caldwell - 1845 - 331 pages
...judicious grieve; the censure of one of which, must in your allowance overweigh a whole theatre of others. "And let those that play your clowns speak no more...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though in the meantime, some necessary part of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a...
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The general reciter; a unique selection of the most admired and popular ...

General reciter - 1845
...of Nature's journeymen had made men, and uot made them well ; they imitated humanity so abominably. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more...of barren spectators to laugh too : though, in the meantime, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : — that's villanous : and...
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Publications, Issue 32

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1846
...imputed by Shakespeare, in a well known passage of his " Hamlet," to actors of Kemp's description : " Let those that play your clowns speak no more than...the mean time some necessary question of the play bo then to be considered : that's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture ...

Merritt Caldwell - 1846 - 357 pages
...grieve; the censure of one of which, must in your allowance overweigh a whole theatre of others. " And let those that play your clowns speak no more...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though in the meantime, some necessary part of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a...
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1848
...allowance, 3 o'erweigh a whole theatre of others. O, there be players, that I have seen play,—and heard others praise, and that highly,—not to speak...question * of the play be then to be considered. That's 1 Termagauni is the name given in old romances to the tempestuous god of the Saracens. * The quarto...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...Nature's journeymen had made them, and not made them well— they imitated humanity so abominably. And let those that play your clowns speak no more...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...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...could have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing terma-gant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. And let those that play your clowns speak no more...of bar-ren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the meantime, name necessary question of the \>Vay be then to be cpna'dered :—that's villainous, and...
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