And the stories that were acted were Bible stories.
I cannot tell you the exact date of our first Miracle plays, but the earliest that we know of certainly was acted at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century.
Some perplexity respecting the rights of the courts to pronounce legislative acts
void, because contrary to the Constitution, has arisen from an imagination that the doctrine would imply a superiority of the judiciary to the legislative power.
"You are not serious, Tom, in meaning to act
?" said Edmund, in a low voice, as his brother approached the fire.
Do they require that the powers of the government should act
on the States, and not immediately on individuals?
A few moments afterwards the footlights flared up and the curtain rose on the third act
. Dorian Gray went back to his seat.
The first criticism I have to make is that the ACT
seems unnecessary and fictitious.
But with nothing eternal before me but death, given for a brief spell this yeasty crawling and squirming which is called life, why, it would be immoral for me to perform any act
that was a sacrifice.
Grandfather spoke briefly of the public measures that were taken in opposition to the Stamp Act
. As this law affected all the American colonies alike, it naturally led them to think of consulting together is order to procure its repeal.
Reserving his opinion, Henry turned the page, and devoted himself to the reading of the next act
. The manuscript proceeded as follows:--
In the second act
there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
Sergey Ivanovitch, waiting till the malignant gentleman had finished speaking, said that he thought the best solution would be to refer to the act
itself, and asked the secretary to find the act