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" I have observed that in all our tragedies the audience cannot forbear laughing when the actors are to die; 'tis the most comic part of the whole play. All passions may be lively represented on the stage if to the well-writing of them the actor supplies... "
Southey's Common-place Book: Choice passages - Página 551
por Robert Southey - 1849
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"Their Majesties' Servants".: Annals of the English Stage from ..., Volumen1

John Doran - 1880
...of those days is something doubtful, if that be true which Dryden affirms, that he observed namely, that "in all our tragedies the audience cannot forbear...die : 'tis the most comic part of the whole play." He says all our tragedies ; but we know that such was not the case when the heroes of Shakspeare, represented...
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Nights at the Play: A View of the English Stage, Volumen2

Dutton Cook - 1883
...possibly old tragedy was not so highly admired as it seemed to be. Even Dryden found occasion to observe that "in all our tragedies the audience cannot forbear...die; 'tis the most comic part of the whole play." But that dramas with "a happy ending" are not indispensably necessary to the comfort of a modern audience...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1887
...Mr. Garrick.' Davies's Garrick, i. 128. Dryden in his Essay of Dramatick Poesie (edit. 1701, i. 13), says: — 'I have observed that in all our tragedies...laughing when the actors are to die; 'tis the most comick part of the whole play.' ' Suppose your piece admitted, acted ; one single illnatured jest from...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volumen1

Dr. Doran (John) - 1888 - 1278 páginas
...of those days is something doubtful, if that be true which Dryden affirms, that he observed, namely, that "in all our tragedies the audience cannot forbear...die : 'tis the most comic part of the whole play." He says, all our tragedies ; but we know that such was not the case when the heroes of Shakspeare,...
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Our Corner, Volúmenes7-8

1886
...in his " Essay on Dramatic Poesy ", gives us a notion of the audience of his day : "I have observed in all our tragedies the audience cannot forbear laughing when the actors are to die ; it is the most comic part of the whole play." And Steele may perhaps be trusted for his account of...
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The Works of John Dryden: Poetical works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1892
...we know are so blunted, that we might give a man an hour to kill another in good earnest with them ? I have observed, that in all our tragedies the audience...cannot forbear laughing when the actors are to die ; it is the most comic part of the whole play. All passions may be lively represented on the stage,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Illustrated, with Notes, Historical ..., Volumen15

John Dryden - 1892
...we know are so blunted, that we might give a man an hour to kill another in good earnest with them ? I have observed, that in all our tragedies the audience...cannot forbear laughing when the actors are to die ; it is the most comic part of the whole play. All passions may be lively represented on the stage,...
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Essays on the Drama

John Dryden - 1898 - 180 páginas
...are so blunted, that we might give a man an hour to kill another in good earnest with them. • 15 " I have observed that in all our tragedies, the audience...to die; 'tis the most comic part of the whole play. A\\ passions may be lively represented on the stage, if to the well-writing of them the actor sup 20...
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Essays on the Drama

John Dryden - 1898 - 180 páginas
...know are so blunted, that we might give a man an hour to kill another in good earnest with them. 15 : I have observed that in all our tragedies, the 'audience...actors are to die.; 'tis the most comic part of the play. All passions may be lively represented on the .jj stage, if to the well-writing of them the actor...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introduction ; List of Dryden's works ; Epistle ...

John Dryden - 1900
...know are so blunted, that we might give a man an hour to kill another in good earnest with them. ' I have observed that in all our tragedies, the audience...cannot forbear laughing when the actors are to die ; it is the most comic part of the whole play. All passions may be lively represented on the stage,...
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