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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 166
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1856
...excellent music. Look you, these are the stops. Gull. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony ; I have not the skill. Ham. Why, look you...note to the top of my compass : and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ ; yet cannot you make it. Why, do you think that I am...
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Making Theatre: From Text to Performance

Peter Mudford - Social Science - 2000 - 236 pages
...disloyalty, he reminds him of an important difference between the solo player and the member of the company: You would play upon me; you would seem to know my...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. (Act III, scene 2) The...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...depicted as enigmatic, even to himself; and he thereby gains greater unity than the postulated hybrid. 'You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery . . . Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.' One way for...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...he cannot "command to any utterance of harmony," whose use is "as easy as lying," Hamlet cries out, "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...stops. Guildenstern But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...lowest note to the top of my compass: and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...long-suspected complicity, he does so as part of a thoroughgoing sequence of musical references in his play: Why, look you now how unworthy a thing you make of...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass . . . Why, do you think that I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
..."[i]t is as easy as lying," Hamlet says (3.2.348); yet he presumes to know how to play upon Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass. . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Rosencratz and Gildenstern are Dead by Tom ...

Lloyd Cameron, Rebecca Barnes - English literature - 2001 - 112 pages
...God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another. (Act III, Sc. I, lines 144-5) Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...stops. You would pluck out the heart of my mystery. (Act III, Sc. ii, lines 371 -4) Claudius: 0, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. It hath the primal...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...stops. GUILDENSTERN But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart 360 of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest 361 note to the top of my compass; and there is...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 23

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 212 pages
...Guildenstern. But these cannot I commend to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...lowest note to the top of my compass, and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. ' Sblood, do you think...
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