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" Will in that station, was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas, he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and drooping and unable... "
Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life - Page 45
by William Shakespeare - 1847
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The Aldus Shakespeare: With Copious Notes and Comments, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1909
...was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...who were eating, and one of them sung a song." This account contains several discrepancies, but there is reason for believing that it includes a glimmering...
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Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry, Volume 1

William S. Walsh - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1914 - 391 pages
...was the faint general and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies wherein being to personate a decrepit...among some company who were eating, and one of them sang a song. This obviously refers to As You Like It, Act ii, Sc. 6 and 7. Adam, in Arthur Hugh Clough's...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams - Biography - 1923 - 560 pages
...in years" and his memory "weakened with infirmities," spoke of "having once seen him in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...table, at which he was seated among some company, and one of them sung a song." If this rather doubtful tradition can be accepted, we have at least the...
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A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Playwrights, Players, and ...

William Davenport Adams - Actors - 1904 - 627 pages
...was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...seated among some company who were eating, and one ot them sung a song." This would certainly appear to refer to act it sc. 6 and 7 of ' As You Like It.'...
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Cannibals, Witches, and Divorce: Estranging the Renaissance

English institute (Cambridge, Mass.) - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 216 pages
...asked about the parts played by his celebrated sibling, described seeing him "act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song."''4 This part has been identified as that of Old Adam in As You Like It, who enters the scene...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...was, the faint, general, and ahnost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song.23 So, if this report is true, Shakespeare played Adam in As You Like It, as well as Hamlet's...
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Shakespeare and the Editorial Tradition

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities Stephen Orgel, Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 418 pages
...asked about the parts played by his celebrated sibling, described seeing him "act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song."44 This part has been identified as that of Old Adam in As You Like It, who enters the scene...
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1838
..." the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...who were eating, and one of them sung a song." This was unquestionably the Adam of As You Like It; and to us there is no tradition of Shakspere so pleasing...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1929 - 267 pages
...with the stage ; but all he could recollect was having once seen Shakespeare "act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...some company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song1." "Think" (says Coleridge) "of the scene between Adam and Orlando; and think again, that the...
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Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression, Volume 23

Elocution - 1899
...direction. His brother, who lived to be a great age, describes seeing him "act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...a table, at which he was seated among some company and one of them sung a song." This must have been Adam in " As You Like It." But we find no other mention...
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