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chorus: the chorus of Attic tragedy (consisting of a band of interested spectators) was imitated and adapted by English dramatists, and by S. and others reduced to a single person, who speaks the prologue and explains or comments upon the course of events Wint. IV. i. “Enter Time, the ,” H5 Prol. 32 “Admit me to this history,” Ham. III. ii. 259, Phœn. 52 “As to their tragic scene”; choruslike Ven. 360 “And all this dumb play had his acts made plain With tears, which, , her eyes did rain.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
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