It was reserved for the spectator; and the dramatis personæ were supposed to know nothing at all about it.
We try him in our courts, from which there is no appeal to the dramatis personæ, his peers.
The dramatis personae of the offices of Tutt & Tutt were characteristic of the firm, none of their employeesexcept Miss Sondheim, the tumultous-haired lady stenographerand Willie, the office boy, being under forty years of age.
A glance at even the titles which Browning gave to his best known volumesDramatic Lyrics (1842), Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845), Men and Women (1853), Dramatis Persona (1864)will suggest how strong the dramatic element is in all his work.
Confederates, Conservatives, Democrats, Federalists, Federals, Freemason, Knight Templar; Kuklux, Kuklux Klan, KKK; Liberals, Luddites, Republicans, Socialists, Tories, Whigs &c staff; dramatis personae [Lat.].
In the Dramatis Personal to Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, Bobadil is styled a Paul's man; and Falstaff tells us that he bought Bardolph in Pauls.
Among his works are "Pauline," "Paracelsus," "Strafford," "Sordello," "A Blot in the 'Scutcheon," "Colombe's Birthday," "Dramatis Personae," "A Soul's Tragedy," "Luna," "Men and Women," "The Ring and the Book," "Fifine at the Fair," "The Inn-Album," "Dramatic Idyls," and "Asolando."
CHAPTER V NEGOTIATORS AND NEGOTIATIONS Dramatis personae.
For purposes of reference the following list of dramatis personae may be useful: GREAT BRITAIN:
CHAPTER V DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Most playwrights, I take it, draw up a provisional Dramatis Personae before beginning the serious work of construction.
The dramatis personae would be: Hamlet, his confidant; Ophelia, her confidant; and the King and Queen, who would serve as confidants to each other.
One word may perhaps be said on the recent fashionnot to say fadof suppressing in the printed play the traditional list of "Dramatis Personae."
A list of characters, it is true, may also affect one with acute anticipations of boredom; but I have never yet found a play less tedious by reason of the suppression of the "Dramatis Personae.
We will not ask any Chronique Scandaleuse, of which there are plenty, to supply any hiatus in the dramatis personae of her life.
[Translated by F.B. Collins, B.S.] DRAMATIS PERSONAE OSSEP GULABIANZ, a merchant.
That the language, as well as actions and character of the dramatis personae, might be raised above the vulgar, their sentiments were delivered in rhyme, the richest and most ornate kind of verse, and the farthest removed from ordinary colloquial diction.
He will have it in five acts, as the best form; and he has fixed upon his dramatis personae, at least the principal of them, for he names them on the margin as he writes.
In all free governments, especially, it is the habit to overrate the dramatis personae of the hour.
You baulked him when he was a young beginner, And almost spoiled a very hopeful sinner; But if once more you slight his weak endeavour, For aught I know, he may turn tail forever; DRAMATIS PERSONAE.
There are five 'shepherds' among the dramatis personae of Mydas, but they appear in one scene only (IV. ii), and merely represent the common people, introduced to comment on the actions of the king.
In boldness of conception and thoroughness of organization there has been nothing to compare with it, and it is worth while to dwell somewhat upon its details, first introducing the Dramatis Personae.
At first as all the dramatis personae he was in search of came out one after another from that gossip's tongue, he was amazed and delighted to find that instead of having to search for one of them in one part of England, and another in another, he had got them all ready to his hand.