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" O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leashed... "
The plays and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E. Malone] with ... - Page 263
by William Shakespeare - 1833
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...Hundred Merry Tales, and Other English Jestbooks of the Fifteenth and 5 Famous Players of the World Stage O For a Muse of Fire, that would ascend The brightest...to Act, And Monarchs to behold the swelling Scene. Chorus [HV Prologue, 1] It was inevitable that the best-known national figures would find themselves...
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La Bête: And, Wrong Mountain

David Hirson - 2001 - 312 pages
...crowd.* Maurice appears before the curtain. An anticipatory hush settles over the Audience. MAURICE "O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene . . . !" A look of dumbstruck terror crosses Maurice's face. He glances helplessly towards the wings....
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King Henry V: Third Series

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 419 pages
...who are elsewhere taking individual roles. THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH [PROLOGUE] Enter CHORUS. CHORUS O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The...himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels, Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire PROLOGUE 0.1 Enter CHORLS In l' this speech...
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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - 2002 - 286 pages
...between the person of the King and the legend of him which has come down to Shakespeare's audience: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars. (Prologue, 1-6) As I mentioned previously, Linda Charnes in Notorious Identity defined that peculiar...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...England; afterwards France. PROLOGUE. Enter CHORUS. CHORUS. FOR a Muse of fire, that would ascend V_X ath lookt up Leasht-in like hounds, should famine, sword, and Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The...
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 1344 pages
...ofHa rjlcur the French herald Attendants, Lords, Soldiers, Citi/ens of Harfleur PROLOGUE Enter CHORUS. CHORUS O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! 5 Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels, Leashed in...
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Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of Noh

Steven T. Brown - 2001 - 209 pages
...complex interrelations between politics and theatrical forms of visibility are brought to the fore: O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene proclaims the chorus in the prologue to Henry V.** Such theatricalities of power were not merely the...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 413 pages
...Sixteenth Centuries. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1963. 5 Famous Players of the World Stage O For a Muse of Fire, that would ascend The brightest...to Act, And Monarchs to behold the swelling Scene. Chorus [HV Prologue, 1] It was inevitable that the best-known national figures would find themselves...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious. York Richard II V.ii O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Chorus Henry V Li Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 pages
...this play a theme of brilliance and flashing optimism, heroism and success Shakespeare writes: Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. (Henry V, Prologue, i) 'Fire* again, 'muse', and the idea of ascension to heaven; and also more 'king'...
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