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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... "
The Monthly Magazine - Page 27
1812
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
..."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 to be consider'd," he concludes: "That's villainous, and shows...
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Quoting Shakespeare: Form and Culture in Early Modern Drama

Douglas Bruster - Drama - 2000 - 268 pages
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The Tragedies

William Shakespeare, George Rylands - English drama - 1959 - 1362 pages
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...of a serious conference, without blushing" (299). Here may well be a remaining link with those "that will themselves laugh to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too" (Hamlet 3.2.40-42), even when such laughter, to use printer Jones' phrase, was "far unmeet for the...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...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...spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villanous, and shows a most pitiful...
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 63

1984
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The Tempest: Critical Essays

Patrick M. Murphy - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 586 pages
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 1347 pages
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...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 meantime, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows...
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About Acting

Peter Barkworth - Drama - 1991 - 274 pages
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