The movable stages were, of course, not very large, so sometimes more than one was needed for a play.
The pageants were on wheels, and as soon as a play was over at the first appointed place, the stage was dragged by men to the next place and the play again began.
The Morality Play probably arose in part from the desire of religious writers to teach the principles of Christian living in a more direct and compact fashion than was possible through the Bible stories of the Mysteries.
Early in the sixteenth century, the Morality in its turn was largely superseded by another sort of play called the Interlude.
The thought that I was not going to play for myself quite unnerved me.
At last, when ascending to my own room, I succeeded in handing Polina her winnings, and told her that, next time, I should not play for her.
I have always said no one could play
Chopin like Mademoiselle Reisz
He merely did not elect to choose them for partners in the big game in which he intended to play.
There's no limit to any game he plays, and you can stack on it that he plays right up to the handle.
Henry Crawford, who meanwhile had taken up the play, and with seeming carelessness was turning over the first act, soon settled the business.
It could make no difference in the play, and as for Cottager himself, when he has got his wife's speeches, I would undertake him with all my heart.
And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, "You let me play
once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play
softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.
He became absorbed in trying out the idea, and even borrowed a circus rider whose act was to play
the violin while standing on the back of a galloping horse and to throw somersaults on such precarious platform while still playing the violin.
These were the plays
that we loved, and must have read in common, or at least at the same time: but others that I more especially liked were the Histories, and among them particularly were the Henrys, where Falstaff appeared.