The Elizabethan Stage, Volume 1

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Pagina 172 - One day a great feast was held ; and after dinner the representation of Solomon his Temple, and the coming of the Queen of Sheba, was made, or (as I may better say) was meant to have been made, before their Majesties, by device of the Earl of Salisbury and others.
Pagina 222 - Dancing and Revelling with Gentlewomen ; and after such Sports, a Comedy of Errors (like to Plautus his Menechmus} was played by the Players. So that Night was begun, and continued to the end, in nothing but Confusion and Errors; whereupon, it was ever afterwards called, The Night of Errors.
Pagina 172 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean.
Pagina 124 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, ,TO To hear the sea-maid's music.
Pagina 121 - Her highness hath done honour to my poor house by visiting me, and seemed much pleased at what we did to please her. My son made her a fair speech, to which she did give most gracious reply. The women did dance before her, whilst the cornets did salute from the gallery, and she did vouchsafe to eat two morsels of rich comfit-cake, and drank a small cordial from a golden cup.
Pagina 155 - I not having sufficient intellect to interpret it, nor yet the mummery performed after supper on the same day, of crows in the habits of Cardinals, of asses habited as Bishops, and of wolves representing Abbots...
Pagina 172 - I am certain she was not joined with good works, and left the Court in a staggering condition; Charity came to the King's feet, and seemed to cover the multitude of sins her sisters had committed; in some...
Pagina 324 - Council to certain justices of the peace of the County of Middlesex in 1601, we learn that " certain players who use to recite their plays at the Curtain in Moorfields do represent upon the stage in their interludes the persons of some gentlemen of good desert and quality, that are yet alive, under obscure manner, but yet in such sort as all the hearers may take notice both of the matter and the persons that are meant thereby.
Pagina 382 - The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral [tragical-historical, tragical-couiical-historical-pastoral,] scene individable,- or poem unlimited : Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
Pagina 153 - Ladies to daunce ; some were content, and some that knewe the fashion of it refused, because it was not a thyng commonly seen.

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