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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 Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 217
by William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1827 - 345 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - Literary Collections - 2002 - 260 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...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be consider'd. That's villainous and shows...
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Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions

Hardin L. Aasand - Drama - 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...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be consider 'd That 's villainous, and shows...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 344 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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Looking for an Argument: Critical Encounters with the New Approaches to the ...

Richard Louis Levin - Drama - 2003 - 318 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...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play is then to be consider'd" (3.2.39-^.3). And a number...
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So You Want to be a Theatre Director?

Stephen Unwin - Performing Arts - 2004 - 256 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...laugh too; though, in the meantime, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition...
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Theatre and Entertainment

Kathy Elgin - Amusements - 2005 - 40 pages
...from the stage early and became a wealthy businessman. fo tiuuvnb luiQS And let those that play jour clowns speak no more than is set down for them —for...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too... HAMLET, ACT 3, SCENE 2 Will Kemp, another down in Shakespeare's company, was famous for dancing a nine-day...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 392 pages
...were superseded and Shakespeare could confidently voice his attitude through Hamlet (111.11.42-50) : And let those that play your clowns speak no more...to laugh too, though in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a pitiful ambition in the...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 900 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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Theater and Entertainment

Kathy Elgin - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 36 pages
...Alleyn retired from the stage early and became a wealthy businessman. no And let those that play jour clowns speak no more than is set down for them -for...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too... HAMLET, ACT 3, SCENE 2 Will Kemp, another clown in Shakespeare's company, was famous for dancing a...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...laughter-raising improvisations, which disrupt the tragic context, should be abandoned altogether: "O, reform it altogether. And let those that play...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play be then to be considered" (3.2.38-43). This may, as has...
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