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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... "
The Works of William Shakespeare: Macbeth. Hamlet. King Lear. Othello ... - Page 154
by William Shakespeare - 1866
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Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist

Roland Mushat Frye - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 271 pages
...Hamlet, in his advice to the players, attempts to guard against this tendency: let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,...the mean time some necessary question of the play IK- then to be consulcr'd. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 334 pages
...Shakespeare could confidently voice his attitude through Hamlet (111.11.42-50) : And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them....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 shows...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...the tragic context, should be abandoned altogether: "O, reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them;...necessary question of the play be then to be considered" (3.2.38-43). This may, as has been frequently remarked, cast some light on Shakespeare's own theatrical...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre

Janette Dillon - Drama - 2006 - 296 pages
...invective against clowns who threaten to overwhelm the plays they perform in. And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,...some necessary question of the play be then to be consider'd. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. William...
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Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture: Arden Critical Companion

Stuart Gillespie, Neil Rhodes - Drama - 2006 - 259 pages
...benevolence. charm. volatility and menace. Chapter Three SHAKESPEARE'S CLOWNS Alex Davis Let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them...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 shows...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - Drama - 2006 - 288 pages
...who come to Elsinore is typical of many an anticlown playwright's position: And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,...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 shows...
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The Method Manual

Ed Kovens - Drama - 2006 - 188 pages
...and I learned a valuable lesson: Don't try to be funny, PLAY THE SCENE. ...and let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them:...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though in the meantime, some necessary question of the play then be considered: that's villainous, and shows a most...
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A Leap from the Method: An Organic Approach to Acting

Allan Rich - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 151 pages
...there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh to, though in the mean time some necessary question of...fool that uses it. Go, make you ready. Exeunt PLAYERS (Speech taken from Shakespeare: The Complete Works, published by Michael O'Mara, Books Limited.) ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
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'Hamlet' Without Hamlet

Margreta de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 267 pages
...interpolated jokes and the laughter they trigger, his own as well as the audience's: And let those that play your Clowns speak no more than is set down for them...quantity of barren spectators to laugh too, though in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. (38-43). But, of course, this...
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The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close

Kim Howard Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 416 pages
...disservice to the work, because it's not the best you can do." In Shakespeare's words: Let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them:...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 shows...
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