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" But besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings and clowns, not because the matter so carrieth it, but thrust in the clown by head and shoulders to play a part in majestical matters,... "
The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And ... - Página 421
por John Payne Collier - 1831
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - 2005 - 266 páginas
...manners as will detract from the appropriate effect of tragedy. But besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor...the clown by head and shoulders to play a part in majestical matters with neither decency nor discretion, so as neither the admiration and commiseration,...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - 2005 - 334 páginas
...of those moralists who attacked comedy and song simultaneously. He was convinced, nevertheless, that 'plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies; mingling kings and clowns'. Who would 'make a clown companion with a king' and 'in their grave counsels . . . allow the advice...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre

Janette Dillon - 2006 - 296 páginas
...evident in the term he coins to name it: 'mongrel tragi-comedy'. But besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor...not because the matter so carrieth it, but thrust in clowns by head and shoulders, to play a part in majestical matters with neither decency nor discretion,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - 2007
...Sidney is so hostile to what he actually sees on the English stage. But besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor...the clown by head and shoulders, to play a part in majestical matters, with neither decency nor discretion, so as neither the admiration and commiseration,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy

Jennifer Wallace, Lecturer in English and Comparative Drama Jennifer Wallace - 2007 - 243 páginas
...Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence, p. 12. 51. Philip Sidney, A Defence of Poetry, ed. van Dorsten, p. 67: 'all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor right comedies, mingling kings and clowns ... so as neither the admiration and commiseration, nor the right sportfulness, is by their mongrel...
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Laughing and Weeping in Early Modern Theatres

Matthew Steggle - 2007 - 158 páginas
...into playes by head & shoulders" is an admiring quotation of Sidney, Defence, 244: "their plays . . . thrust in the clown by head and shoulders to play a part in majestical matters". Of course, this clown isn'ta "real" professional theatre clown, in the sense that...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - 2008
...also aesthetic criticism. Sir Philip Sidney's famous complaint in his Apology for Poetry is typical: all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor right...not because the matter so carrieth it, but thrust in clowns by head and shoulders, to play a part in majestical matters, with neither decency nor discretion,...
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