Old English Drama; The Second Maiden's Tragedy

Old English Drama; The Second Maiden's Tragedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...things, which I found fault withal, should be left out, and that he would not suffer it to be done by the Poet any more, who deserves to be punished; and the first that offends in this kind, of Poets or Players, shall be sure of public punishment." From an allusion to this Play in the following passage in Shirley's Lady of Pleasure, it appears not unlikely that the admonition of the Master of the Revels induced the poets to leave out some of the more obnoxious parts in the publication of it. " Another game you have, which consumes more Your fame than purse, your revels in the night, Your meetings, call'd The Ball, to which appear. As to the Court of Pleasure, all your gallants And ladies, thither bound by a subpoena Of Venus and small Cupid's high displeasure: 'Tis but the Family of Love, translated Into more costly sin: there was a play on't; And had the Poet not been bribd to a modest Expression of your antic gambols in't. Some darks had been discovered; and the deeds too; In time he may repent, and make some blush. To see the second part dane'd on the stage." According to Sir Henry Herbert, in the passage above quoted, The Ball was written by Shirley, and from internal evidence we should say, that if not the whole yet the greater part was written by him. There is more nicety and discrimination in the characters than Chapman was capable of, and the humour is chiefly of that kind in which Shirley delights and excels. THE BALL. A COMEDY. AS IT WAS PRESENTED BY HER MAJESTY'S SERVANTS AT THE PRIVATK HOUSE IN DRURY I.ANK. WRITTEN BY GEORGE CHAPMAN AND JAMES SHIRLEY. LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS COTES, FOR ANDREW CROOKE, AND WILLIAM COOKE. PERSONS REPRESENTED. Lord Rainebow. Sir Ambrose Lamount. Sir Marmaduke Travers. Colonel Winfield....show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627806
  • 9781236627803