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" The truth is, that the spectators are always in their senses, and know, from the first act to the last, that the stage is only a stage, and that the players are only players. "
Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ... - Página 12
por William Shakespeare - 1811
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Modern Punctuation: Its Utilities and Conventions

George Summey - 1919 - 265 páginas
...with lower-case. It is— or shall I write, "it may be"?— HG Wells, What Is Coming? (p. 81). For "the truth is that the spectators are always in their...know, from the first act to the last, that the stage Initial Lower-Case, 161 is only a stage and the players only players": "the delight proceeds from our...
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The Harvard Classics, Volumen39

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...the circumscriptions of terrestrial nature. There is no reason why a mind thus wandering in extacy should count the clock, or why an hour should not...stage, and that the players are only players. They came to hear a certain number of lines recited with just gesture and elegant modulation. The lines...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - 1981 - 368 páginas
...he lives in the days of Antony and Cleopatra. Surely he that imagines this may imagine more. . . . The truth is, that the spectators are always in their...only a stage, and that the players are only players. . . . Where is the absurdity of allowing that space to represent Athens, and then Sicily, which was...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...supposed necessity of making the drama credible." But nobody expects drama to be credible in that way. The truth is, that the spectators are always in their...stage, and that the players are only players. They came to hear a certain number of lines recited with just gesture and elegant modulation. The lines...
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The Critical Reception of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra from 1607 to 1905

Michael Steppat - 1980 - 619 páginas
...violation of the unities as presupposing that "any representation is mistaken for reality, " while the truth is that "the spectators are always in their...only a stage, and that the players are only players." Johnson's argument is strangely unequal in that he accomplishes the demolition of the old aesthetics...
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The Theory and Analysis of Drama

Manfred Pfister - 1991 - 339 páginas
...his walk to the theatre has been a voyage to Egypt, and that he lives in the days of Cleopatra . . . The truth is that the spectators are always in their...stage is only a stage, and that the players are only players.12 In other words, the dramatic fiction does not set out to deceive the audience by pretending...
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The States of 'theory': History, Art, and Critical Discourse

David Carroll, Columbia University Press - 1990 - 316 páginas
...of the inflexible neoclassical position in the well-known passage from his "Preface to Shakespeare": "The truth is, that the spectators are always in their...only a stage, and that the players are only players." 5. I have argued that there is a common metaphysical grounding for the Essay on Criticism and the Essay...
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Aesthetic Illusion: Theoretical and Historical Approaches

Frederick Burwick, Walter Pape, University of California (System). Humanities Research Institute - 1990 - 478 páginas
...happening. We believe in it not as reality but as if it were reality. I quote again the often quoted lines: The truth is, that the spectators are always in their...only a stage, and that the players are only players. [...] It will be asked, how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with all the credit...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 páginas
...are Alexander and Caesar, that a room illuminated with candles is the plain of Pharsalia, or the bank of Granicus, he is in a state of elevation above the...only a stage, and that the players are only players < Co/2 3 1 > . They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with just gesture and elegant modulation....
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Thackeray's Cultural Frame of Reference: Allusion in The Newcomes

Rowland McMaster - 1991 - 194 páginas
...and literature. What Dr. Johnson had to say about the dramatic unities seems also to apply to novels: The truth is that the spectators are always in their...only a stage, and that the players are only players .... It will be asked how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with all the credit...
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