And, strange as it may seem to us now, the earliest plays were acted
by monks and took place in church.
'Tell me, do you not recollect that a few years ago, there were three tragedies acted
in Spain, written by a famous poet of these kingdoms, which were such that they filled all who heard them with admiration, delight, and interest, the ignorant as well as the wise, the masses as well as the higher orders, and brought in more money to the performers, these three alone, than thirty of the best that have been since produced?'
He hoped she had not acted
upon her rash impulse; and he begged her to consider first, foremost, and above all else, what people would say.
A direct imitation of Seneca, famous as the first tragedy in English on classical lines, was the 'Gorboduc, or Ferrex and Porrex,' of Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, acted
Hundreds of other girls have acted
as recklessly as she has acted
, and have not ended ill after all.
I did the THREE WITCHES and Philander acted
ALL THE REST.
Michael could not see them, save when he was being taken out or brought back, but he could smell them and hear them, and, in his loneliness, he even started a feud of snarling bickeringness with Pedro, the biggest of them who acted
as clown in their turn.
Philip's rule of life, to follow one's instincts with due regard to the policeman round the corner, had not acted
very well there: it was because Cronshaw had done this that he had made such a lamentable failure of existence.
In transposing your names man has acted
with incredible folly."
When the Legislature acted
politically--that is to say, when it dealt with foreign complications, or electoral reforms--he followed his leader.
I share with you this sense of oppressive narrowness; but it is necessary that we should feel it, if we care to understand how it acted
on the lives of Tom and Maggie,--how it has acted
on young natures in many generations, that in the onward tendency of human things have risen above the mental level of the generation before them, to which they have been nevertheless tied by the strongest fibres of their hearts.
Yes, Bwikov has acted
nobly, and you have no choice but to accept him.