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" Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue ; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do ', I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 138
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

Michael A. Morrison - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 418 pages
...cross to right center; Hamlet delivers his opening lines in a relaxed, conversational tone: "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue: [/] but if you mouth (drawn out) it, (he stops left of center; the Player gives Hamlet a questioning look) as many...
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Robert Bresson (Revised)

Cinematheque Ontario - Performing Arts - 1998 - 612 pages
...play to show her husband how the actors cut the passage in which Hamlet advises the actors: "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I hadas lief the town-crier spoke my lines" (Act III, scene 2). Quite mischievously,...
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Type in Use: Effective Typography for Electronic Publishing

Alex White - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 207 pages
...television show: Headlines are primary typography Subheads are secondary typographic elements Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue. But if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town crier speak 3.01 Headlines are primary typography Decks...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Improving Your Memory

Michael Kurland, Richard A. Lupoff - Self-Help - 1999 - 376 pages
...this as Shakespeare's instructions to all actors. As with any advice, judge it for yourself. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with...
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Shakespeare and the Law

Dunbar Plunket Barton - Drama - 1929 - 167 pages
...neat. And now compare the passage in which Hamlet gives the following advice to the players: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it^as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...nuances. Laurence Olivier, 1982, Confessions of an Actor, p. 165 60:10 [Hamlet, to the players] Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you...trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier had spoke my lines. William Shakespeare, 1600-1601,...
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The New Talk Power: The Mind-Body Way to Speak Like a Pro

Natalie Rogers - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 300 pages
...It's just a phase. They'll get over it. Planning Makes Perfect ' Twos the Night Before Showtime Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. — Hamlet, William Shakespeare Any...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...'e' wltuch. Act III, Scene II SCENE II A hall in the castle. [Enter HAMLET and Players] Hamlet Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it, as many ofyour players do, I had as lief the town -crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. Exeunt Enter HAMLET and two or three of the PLAYERS Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier had spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...acting. In keeping with his neoclassical taste, Hamlet begins by stressing the art of speaking: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you,...trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. (3.2.1-4) Hamlet wants the speeches,...
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