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" Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 58
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In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art

Meiling Cheng - Performing Arts - 2002 - 407 pages
...fair" — the prophecy from the three Witches, who promise the future crown for Macbeth; (2) "come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty" — the ambition of Lady Macbeth ignited by the letter she receives from...
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Macbeth on the Loose

Robert Walker - Children's plays, English - 2002 - 144 pages
...PAINTER No he doesn't, that was good, Lloyd. Alexis? ALEXIS Lady Macbeth, before Macbeth arrives. 'Come you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty;' MRS PAINTER I'm sure that's not the bit I gave you, was it, Alexis? ALEXIS...
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Reasonably Vicious

Candace A. Vogler, Professor Candace Vogler - Philosophy - 2002 - 295 pages
...enterprises like war and childrearing. Consider that moment of vicious resolve when Lady Macbeth bids: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no...
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The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81

Mary Lynn Bryan, Barbara Bair, Maree de Angury, Jane Addams - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 704 pages
...prophesies, famously summons herself in a witchlike way to the task of murder, proclaiming: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; / Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, / That...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 375 pages
...choice here, just like Richard III. She chooses herself as a man ready and able for all cruelty: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to toe top-full / Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood . . . / That no compunctious visitings of nature...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - Drama - 2002 - 180 pages
...Lady Macbeth, hearing that her husband has come, impels herself into the frame of mind for murder: unsex me here And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse; That no...
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Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England ...

Hilaire Kallendorf - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...the figure of a demon. She specifically calls on 'spirits ... you murth'ring ministers':15' ... Come, you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe topful Of direst cruelty!158 Lady Macbeth also asks the demons to thicken her blood. Critics have called...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...Lady Macbeth allows herself to be taken over by the destructive energies of the unseen, . . . Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no...
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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice O'Sullivan - Drama - 2003 - 272 pages
...The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements./ / Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. / /Make thick my blood, Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That...
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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - Acting - 2003 - 111 pages
...implicit in the lines and played that. When she spoke the famous incantation from act 1 scene 5: 30 That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the top top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th'acess and passage to remorse, That...
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