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" I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 190
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare in Germany in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: An ...

Albert Cohn - Actors - 1865 - 3 pages
...husband's murder." * In Hamlet, Act ii, Sc. 2, Shakespeare alludes to a similar incident, perhaps the same. I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play...the soul, that presently They have proclaim'd their nialefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. Heywood,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...with words, And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion ! Fie upon't ! foh ! — About, my brain ! I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim' d their malefactions ; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Shakspeare's tragedy of Hamlet, with notes, extr. from the old 'Historie of ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...with words, And fall a cursing, like a very drab, A scullion! Fie upon 't ! foh ! About, my brains ! I have heard, That guilty creatures, sitting at a...the scene Been struck so to the soul, that presently through the false passage of thy throat, thou liest,' K. Kichard II., i. 1. 'I will turn thy falsehood...
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Essays on Epistemological Transformations and Theater History

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 236 pages
...spectators, he believes, in fact, that plays can elicit self-recognition, confession, even repentance: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. (2.2.575-78) Although we should not necessarily assume that the character...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...words, 570 And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion! Fie upon't; foh! About, my brains. Hum ... I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...Been struck so to the soul, that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions: For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...shared economies of moral discourse. —I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play t lave, by the very cunning of the scene. Been struck so to...something like the murder of my father Before mine uncle. (2.2.584) In so doing I lamlet will tent to the quick not only his uncle but also his father's ghost,...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...oblique psychic access. Thus one may by 'indirections find directions out' and thereby gain insight. 'I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions.' (Hamlet II.2.584) Shakespeare's use of the play as metaphor, of the mask and disguise, of 'seeming'...
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Get the Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, and the Audience

Walter Albert Davis - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 286 pages
...I. Title. II. Series. PS350.D38 1994 812'.509353—dc20 93-38608 To Chris and Steve in abiding love I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. —Hamlet Il.ii.588-92 A book must be an ice ax to break the sea frozen inside us. Claudius: What do...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...GUILDENSTERN.) HAMLET. Ay, so, God bye to you. HORATIO (as the silent HAMLET touches his father's throne). I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Drama - 1995 - 246 pages
...he orders his brains about. But now, after a prelimi' nary "Hum," the crucial thought strikes him: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. (II.ii.600-604) Strangely, though, as if he has forgotten that he has...
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