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" This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of... "
The Plays - Page 114
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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Tragedy of Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 231 pages
...relative, see Gr. 244. Johnson (cf. p. 15 above) sums up his estimate of Cymbeline thus : " This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." ADDENDA. •'The time of the drama includes twelve days represented on the stage; with intervals. "Day...
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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 231 pages
...dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To rerhnrk the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." ADDENDA. THE "TIME- ANALYSIS "OF THE PLAY. — We give below the summingup of Mr. PA Daniel's " time-analysis...
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Cymbeline: With Introduction and Notes

William Shakespeare - 1894 - 223 pages
...with the warm eulogy of Swinburne. By the former the play is thus summed up : — " This play has ""* many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." In Swinburne's opinion, " Here is depth enough with weight enough of tragic beauty and passion, terror...
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Notes on Shakespeare's Workmanship: From Lectures

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch - 1917 - 338 pages
...AT the close of his commentary on Cymbeline Dr. Johnson thus dismisses the company : This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection and too gross for aggravation. Now if this be the last word upon Cymbeline, or even if it be rather more true than false, we may close...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1995 - 403 pages
...of rationalist critics such as Samuel Johnson and Bernard Shaw. Johnson notoriously complained that 'To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation'. 9 Shaw's main criticisms of the play come in a review of Henry Irving's production of 1896 which is...
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Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - 1964 - 224 pages
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecillity, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. Is it enough to...
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Pericles; Cymbeline; The Two Noble Kinsman

William Shakespeare - 1988 - 724 pages
...differently to Cymbeline. At one extreme are the Rationalists, chief among them Dr. Johnson (1765): To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...evident for detection and too gross for aggravation. At the other extreme are the Imogenolaters, of whom perhaps the best example is Swinburne (1880): The...
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Myth, Emblem, and Music in Shakespeare's Cymbeline: An Iconographic ...

Peggy Muņoz Simonds - 1992 - 393 pages
...amusing comedy, and in no way Aristotelian, Johnson summarily dismissed it as a failure: This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.3 More recently Arthur C. Kirsch insisted that Cymbeline "is resistant to any coherent...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 pages
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecillity, upon faults too evident for detection and too gross for aggravation.1 (VII, 403) [179]...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1997 - 416 pages
...of rationalist critics such as Samuel Johnson and Bernard Shaw. Johnson notoriously complained that 'To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation'.9 Shaw's main criticisms of the play come in a review of Henry Irving's production of...
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