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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 - 1827 - 345 pages
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Tarlton's Jests: And News Out of Purgatory

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English wit and humor - 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...to laugh too, though in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered :—that's villainous, and shews a most pitiful ambition...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture : Designed for ...

Merritt Caldwell - Elocution - 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...laugh too ; though in the meantime, some necessary part of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in...
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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...laugh too : though, in the meantime, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : — that's villanous : and shows a most pitiful ambition...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture ...

Merritt Caldwell - Elocution - 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...laugh too ; though in the meantime, some necessary part of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in...
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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...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the mean time some necessary question of the play bo then to be considered : that's villainous, and shows...
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The Elocutionary Reader; Or, Rhetorical Class Book

Hugh Gawthrop - Recitations - 1847 - 12 pages
...they imitated humanity so abominably. And let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than is put down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves...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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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1848
...of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. 1 Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with...of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question * of the play be then to be considered. That's 1 Termagauni is the...
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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...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 nbition...
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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...spectators to laugh too ; though, in the meantime, name necessary question of the \>Vay be then to be cpna'dered :—that's villainous, and s\\ovre a...
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