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Acting, importance of, in Shake-
spearean drama, 13; evil effects
of long runs,
speare on, 45, 47.
Actor-manager, his merits and de-
fects, 125, 126.

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Basse, William, his tribute to
Shakespeare, 50.

Beeston, Christopher, Elizabethan
actor, 64.

Beeston, William the first, patron
of Nash, 63, 64; second, his the-
atrical career, 65, 66; his gos-
sip about Shakespeare, 65; his
conversation, 66; Aubrey's ac-
count of, 67.

Beethoven, statue of, 233.
Beljame, M. Alexandre, on Eng-
lish literature, 201; death of,

Benson, Mr. F. R., his company of
actors, 111; his principles, 112
seq.; list of Shakespearean plays
produced by, 114, 115 n.; his
production of Hamlet una-
bridged, 116-18; his training of
actors, 119; his services to
Shakespeare, 121; his pupils on
the London stage, 130.
Berkenhout, John, 195.
Betterton, Thomas, at Stratford-
on-Avon, 73; contributes to
Rowe's biography, 73, 76;
his rendering of Hamlet, 101,
Biography, art of, in England,
51 seq.

Bishop, Sir William, 76.
Bishopsgate (London),

speare at, 226, 227.


Blackfriars, Shakespeare's house
at, 227.

Boileau and English literature,

Bolingbroke (in Richard II.), pa-

triotism of, 173, 174.

Bowman, John, actor, 69; at
Stratford-on-Avon, 76.

Boys in women's parts in Eliza-
bethan theatres, 19, 41; aban-
donment of the practice,
43; superseded by women, 88,


Buchanan, George, his plays, 204.
Burbage, Richard, Shakespeare's

friend and fellow actor, 33.
Burns, Mr. John, 131.
Burns, Robert, French study of,

201; monument to, 233, 237.
Byron, Lord, on Petrarch at Ar-
quà, 225; statue of, 237.

Calderon, 136, monument to, 233.
Calvert, Charles A., his Shake-
spearean productions at Man-
chester, 12, 3 n.

Camoens, monument to, 233.
Capital and the literary drama,

Carlyle, Thomas, statue of, 237.
Catiline's Conspiracy, by Ben Jon-
son, 31.

Ceremony, Shakespeare on, 157,

Chantrey, Sir Francis, and com-
memoration of Shakespeare, 215.
Charlecote, Shakespeare's esca-
pade at, 76.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, French influ-
ence on, 199.

Clarendon, Lord, on Shakespeare,

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Davenant, Robert, Sir William's
brother, 70.

D'Avenant, Sir William, theatri-
cal manager, 67; his youth at
Oxford, 69; relations in boyhood
with Shakespeare, 70; elegy on
Shakespeare, 71; champion of
Shakespeare's fame, 71; his
story of Shakespeare and South-
ampton, 72; his influence on
Betterton, 72; manager of the
Duke's company, 87 n.; as dram-
atist, 98; his adaptations of
Shakespeare, 103-05, 106 n.,


Deschamps, Eustace, on Chaucer,


Desportes, Philippe, and Eliza-

bethan poetry, 199.

D'Israeli, Isaac, on Steevens's for-

gery, 195.

Downes, John, prompter and stage
annalist, 63.

Dramatic societies in England,

Dress, Shakespeare on extrava-
gant, 185.

Drunkenness, Shakespeare on, 185.
Dryden, John, on William Bee-
ston, 66; as dramatist, 91; his
share in the adaptation of The
Tempest, 105.

Du Bellay, Joachim, and Eliza-
bethan poetry, 199.

Ducis, Jean François, his trans-
lation of Shakespeare, 207,

Dugdale, Sir William, 74.
Dumas père, on Shakespeare, 206;
his translation of Hamlet, 209–

Dyce, Alexander, on Steevens's for-
gery, 196, 197.

Elizabeth, Queen, summons Shake-
speare to Greenwich, 31.
Elizabethan stage society, 13 n.


England, Shakespeare on history

of, 180.

Ennius on poetic fame, 232.
Etherege, Sir George, 91.
Eton College, debate about Shake-
speare at, 78.
Euripides, statue of, 233.
Evelyn, John, on Hamlet, 90.

Farquhar, George, 91.
Faulconbridge (in King John),
patriotism of, 174.

Fletcher, John, his Custom of the
Country, 92, 93; its obscenity,
Folio, The First [of Shakespeare's
Plays], actors' coöperation in,
59; list of actors in, 61.
Folio, The Third [of Shakespeare's
Plays], purchased by Pepys, 94.
Folio, The Fourth [of Shake-
speare's Plays], in Pepysian Li-
brary, 94.

France, subsidised theatres in,
131, 134; Shakespeare in, 198
seq.; English actors in, 203.
Freedom of the will, Shakespeare


Fuller, Thomas, his Worthies of
England, 52; notice of Shake-
speare, 52.

Garrick, David, his stage costume,


Gentleman's Magazine of 1801,

George IV. and commemoration of
Shakespeare, 215.

German drama, 129, 135, 136.
Germany, subsidised theatres in,
131, 134.

Goethe, 136; monument to, 233.
Greene, Robert, French transla-
tion of romance by, 199.
Grendon, tradition of Shakespeare
at, 77.


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Lincoln's Inn Fields (Portugal
Row), Theatre of, 86, 87 and n.
Literary drama on the modern
stage, 123; antagonism of cap-
ital to, 126–28.

Lives of the Poets of the seven-

teenth century, 54 and n.
Locke, John, in France, 200.

Locke, Matthew, Shakespearean
music of, 105, 108.
Logic, Shakespeare on, 146.
London, Shakespeare's association
with, 226 seq.; statues in, 236,
237; proposed sites for Shake-
speare monument, 239.

London County Council and the
theatre, 130, 131; and subsi-
dised enlightenment, 133; and
Shakespeare monument, 219.
London Trades Council and the
theatre, 132.

Lowin, John, original actor in
Shakespeare's plays, 61; coached
by Shakespeare in part of Ham-
let, 63, 71, 73.
Lycurgus, Attic orator, 233.

Macready, W. C., his criticism of
spectacle, 14.

Marlowe, Christopher, Shake-
peare's senior by two months,
37, 193.

Massinger, Philip, his Bondman,
92, 93.

Mathews, Charles, on a monu-
ment of Shakespeare, 214.
Metaphysics, Shakespeare on, 146–

Mill, John Stuart, statue of, 237.
Milton, his elegy on Shakespeare,
51, 231.

Molière, accepted methods of pro-
ducing his plays, 16.
Montaigne, Michel de, and An-
thony Bacon, 203; his essays in
English, 204.

Moore, Thomas, and commemora-
tion of Shakespeare, 215.
More, Sir Thomas, his Utopia in
France, 204.

Municipal theatre, its justifica-
tion, 122; in Europe, 134.
Musset, Alfred de, on Shakespeare,

Nash, John, and commemoration
of Shakespeare, 215.

Nash, Thomas, 64.

Nodier, Charles, his Persées de
Shakespeare, 211-13.
Norwegian drama, 129.


Obedience, the duty of, 161.
Oldys, William, antiquary, 68, 69.
Opera in England, 131.

Oxford, the Crown Inn at, 69;
Shakespeare at, 70; visitors
from, to Stratford, 75-77.

Patriotism, Shakespeare on, 170

Peele, George, alleged letter of,
189 seq.

Pepys, Samuel, his playgoing ex-
periences, 82-87; on Eliza-
bethan and Jacobean drama,
91-93; on Shakespeare, 94 seq.;
his attitude to poetic drama, 95,
96; his musical setting of "To
be or not to be," 100.

Petrarch, his tomb at Arquà, 225.
Phelps, Samuel, at Sadler's Wells,

11; his mode of producing
Shakespeare, 12; on a state
theatre in London, 120; on pub-
lic control of theatres, 140, 141.
Philosophy, Shakespeare's


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Rousseau, J. J., and English lit-
erature, 200.

Rowe, Nicholas, Shakespeare's
first formal biographer, 54; his
acknowledgment to Betterton,
73; his biography of Shake-
speare, 79, 80.

Royal ceremony, irony of, 158.
Russell, Lord John, on patriotism,

Sadler's Wells Theatre, 11.
Sand, George, on Shakespeare, 206.
Sardou, M. Victorien, work of, 200.
Scenery, its purpose, 5; useless-
ness of realism, 23.

Schiller, on the German stage, 136;

monument to, 233.

Scott, Sir Walter, and commemo-
ration of Shakespeare, 215, 232;
Edinburgh monument of, 238.
Sedley, Sir Charles, 91.
Seneca, on mercy, 153 n.
Shadwell, Thomas, 67; adaptation
of The Tempest, 106 n.
Shakespeare, Gilbert, actor, 68.
Shakespeare, William, his creation
of the ghost in Hamlet, 27; con-
temporary popularity of, 29;
at Court, 31; early London
career, 32; advice to the actor,
45; his modest estimate of the
actor's powers, 47; elegies on
death of, 49; Fuller's notice of,
52; early biographies of, 54;
oral tradition of, in seventeenth
century, 55; similarity of expe-
rience with that of contempo-
rary dramatists and actors, 57;
Elizabethan players' commenda-
tion of, 60; resentment with a
publisher, 65; William Bee-
ston's reminiscences of, 67;
Stratford gossip about, 74-76;
present state of biographical
knowledge, 81; his attitude to
philosophy, 142 seq.; his intui-

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