Little Theater Classics

Little Theater Classics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...this Jack bore a great sway amongst them. MADGE (started of again, as he had hoped) Oh, man, this was the ghost of the poor man that they kept such a coil to bury; and that makes him to help the wandering knight so much. (She sees them all laughing at her needless explanations; stops, cross; then smiles and gets up) But come: let us in. We will have a cup of ale and a toast this morning, and so part. ANTIC Then you have made an end of your tale, gammer? MADGE (bantering back) Yes, faith: when this was done, I took a piece of bread and cheese and came my way; and so shall you have, too, before you go, to your breakfast! As she starts to lead them right--CURTAIN Presented on Shakespeare's Birthday, 1920, by the Theater Workshop of Smith College HE LATE and much admired play called Pericles, Prince of Tyre--by William Shakespeare (as the old title-page has it) was published in two editions in the year 1609. It had been entered on the Stationers' Register, May 20, 1608. In 1608 also was printed The Painful Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre, Being the true History of the Play of Pericles, --a novel by George Wilkins. The play, it then appears, was the principal production made in the spring of 1608 by the principal company of players, of whom Shakespeare was a prominent member; and Shakespeare and Wilkins had each some hand in it. Nineteenth-century criticism decided that Wilkins wrote the first two acts and Shakespeare the last three, excluding the choruses spoken by Gower and the brothel scenes. These last, which seem to have been an afterthought, because the characters peculiar to them were not included in the first edition's list of dramatis personae, were probably contributed by William Rowley, the collaborator with...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910990
  • 9781236910998