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Wickham, G. (1979). “Heavens,” Machinery, and Pillars in the Theatre and Other Early Playhouses. In H. ) The First Public Playhouse: The Theatre in Shoreditch 1576–1598. Montreal: McGillQueen’s University Press, 1–15. Wiles, D. (1987). Shakespeare’s Clown: Actor and Text in the Elizabethan Playhouse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 191–211) to define and justify his brand or style of comedy, Shakespeare “slyly” effaces himself behind the drunken tinker, Christopher Sly. Indeed, in the second scene of his Induction to The Taming of the Shrew, after he has accepted the sweet dream that he is indeed the Lord of the house, Sly exclaims: Sly.
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Or do I dream? Or have I dreamed till now? I do not sleep: I see, I hear, I speak, I smell sweet savours and I feel soft things. Upon my life, I am a lord indeed, And not a tinker, nor Christopher Sly . . Enter a Messenger Messenger. Your honour’s players, hearing your amendment, Are come to play a pleasant comedy; For so your doctors hold it very meet, Seeing too much sadness hath congealed your blood And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy – Therefore they thought it good you hear a play And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.