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" On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth So great an object: Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram Within this wooden O, the very casques, That did affright the air at Agincourt ? O, pardon! "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 241
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 330 pages
...and tire Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraisèd spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great...fields of France? Or may we cram Within this wooden 0 the very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? 0 pardon: since a crooked figure may Attest...
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Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Gondris - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 379 pages
...be found in Chedworth's comment on a portion of Chorus's opening speech from King Henry the Fifth: "Can this cockpit hold / The vasty fields of France?...casques, / That did affright the air at Agincourt?" (1.1.11-14). The way the note is phrased, Chedworth appears to present his own view by intertwining...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...Adonis and Rape of Lucrece, so in Henry v he craves But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dar'd On this unworthy scaffold to bring...That did affright the air at Agincourt? O pardon! This 'unworthy scaffold', 'this cockpit', 'this wooden O': spoken on the actors' behalf, these seem...
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...stage is really Alexandria or Rome, a fact that, of all people, Shakespeare himself was most aware: Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France?...wooden O the very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt?18 Beyond exposing the absurdity of the critics' premise that artistic representation is...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...underline both the depth and the use of this disparity. An apology is offered for The flat unraised spirits that hath dar'd On this unworthy scaffold to bring...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? (9-14) Since the "imperfections" (23) of this "unworthy scaffold" are being emphasized in terms of...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the ...

John Julius Norwich - History - 2001 - 432 pages
...these is given in the opening lines: But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? There had been no apologies of this kind before the representation of the battle of Shrewsbury; and...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - Education - 2000 - 48 pages
...answer, says the chorus, is that we must use our imagination. Here are some of the Chorus's words: Can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France?...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i'th'receiving earth; For...
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Wrong Mountain

David Hirson - Poets, American - 2001 - 144 pages
...pardon, gentles all ..." MAURICE. "But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that have dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt?" (Wilha "hmm?"lothelefianda "Ivnm?" to the right, MAURICE lauglis and spreads his hands wide to the...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 154 pages
...ocean: the English Channel, which is particularly treacherous for shipping. 23 Piece out: augment. 10 On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth So great...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? 15 Oh, pardon: since a crooked figure may Attest in little place a million, And let us, ciphers to...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...sword, and Are Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great...very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt? (i. Chorus) Twice only throughout his work Shakespeare apologizes for the insufficiency of his art:...
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