Pictorial Shakespeare Volume 8

Pictorial Shakespeare Volume 8

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...widdowe was in love with him, by counterfayting a letter, as from his lady, in generall termes telling him what shee liked best in him, & prescribing his gestures, inscribing his apparaile, tfec., and then when he came to practise, making him beleeve they tooke him to be mad." Here is an end then of conjecture. The play was no doubt publicly acted before this performance at the Candlemas feast of the Middle Temple; and it belongs, therefore, to the first year of the seventeenth century, We derive our particulars from Mr. Collier's valuable Annals of the Stage.' He nays--" I was fortunate enough to meet with it among the Harleian Manuscripts in the Museum." Mr. Hunter, in his ' Disquisition on the Tempest, ' says "You may remember when, in 1323, I called your attention, at the British Museum, to the discoverywhich 1 had then made in the Diary of Manningham, that ' Twelfth Night' was performed in 1602, before the benchers of the Middle Temple." Mr. Hunter subsequently came to a belief that the 'Diary' was that of John Manningham, who was entered at the Middle Temple in!S97. or the last of the sixteenth; for it is not found in the list of Meres, in 1598. The romance literature of Europe was a common property, from which the Elizabethan writers of every grade drew materials for their own performances, using them up with all possible variety of adaptation. Italy was the great fountain-head of these fictions; although they might have travelled thither from the East, and gradually assumed European shape and character. In the hands of real poets, such as Boccaccio and Shakspere, the original material was little more than the canvass upon which the artist worked. The commentators upon our poet tell us, with regard to ' Twelfth...show more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236630807
  • 9781236630803