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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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Ink Sandwiches, Electric Worms, and 37 Other Experiments for Saturday Science

Neil A. Downie - 2003 - 334 pages
...Optoelectronics: Theory and Practice. Bedford, UK: Texas Instruments Ltd, 1976. Six-Wire Telegraph O! for a Muse of Fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene. . . . can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? or may we cram within this wooden O the very...
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New Theatre Quarterly 73: Volume 19, Part 1

Simon Trussler, Clive Barker - 2003 - 96 pages
...and to establish a more intimate interrelation between performer and audience, he continued: 54 Oh for a muse of fire! That would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene . . . Shakespeare . . . leading off in Henry the Fifth ... all right for him, but for me - well, princes...
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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - 2003 - 358 pages
...Hal shares something in common with his bellicose adversary. The prologue asks a kingdom for a stage: Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. (lines 5-8) The king evoked in these lines is the man capable of slaughtering defenceless French prisoners,...
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The Wisdom of Storytelling in an Information Age: A Collection of Talks

Amy E. Spaulding - 2004 - 177 pages
...in our technology-drunk time. Guess what? Shakespeare "got it." Listen to the prologue of Henry V: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! . . . But pardon, and gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that have dared On this unworthy scaffold...
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Steven Berkoff and the Theatre of Self-Performance

Robert Cross - 2004 - 240 pages
...stage / Super Etendard jets to fly" (CP, I: 166). This is a parody of the opening lines of Henry V: "O for a muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest...act, / And monarchs to behold the swelling scene" (Prologue, 1-4). The satire also rests upon parallels in the plots of the two plays. The sophistry...
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Poetry: The Basics

Jeffrey Wainwright - 2004 - 223 pages
...William Shakespeare's (15641616) King Henry V yearns for reality to replace the stage's shadow-play: O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! This is 'a muse of fire' because fire, the lightest of the elements, is associated with poets whose...
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Creativity: Theory, History, Practice

Rob (Oxford Brookes University Pope, UK), Rob Pope - 2005 - 302 pages
...opening) [The Chorus figure comes on and verbally 'sets the scene' for the play.] Enter Chorus as Prologue CHORUS: O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The...himself, Assume the port* of Mars, and at his heels, bearing Leashed in like hounds, should famine sword and fire Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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Robert Lowell: la mirada de Aquiles

Gabriel Torres Chalk - 2005 - 280 pages
...Shakespeare en King Henry V, iniciamos nuestra investigación con una apelación a la imaginación: "O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest...act, / And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!" (1.1.1-4). Pero no es únicamente la musa inspiradora como fuente productora de la creación artística...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...it; I will have it all mine" (5.2); and it is present at the beginning of the play in the prologue: Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. . . . The association with Mars lends Henry heroic grandeur; but his glamour is relativized, if not...
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Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture: Arden Critical Companion

Stuart Gillespie, Neil Rhodes, Professor of English Literature and Cultural History Neil Rhodes - 2006 - 259 pages
...to this all-encompassing kind of theatre to assert dramatic freedom on a positively medieval scale: O for a muse of fire. that would ascend The brightest...to act. And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! . . . Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? Or may we cram Within this wooden O the very...
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