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" A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard, and blows it in my face ? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the throat, As deep as to the lungs? "
Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare - Page 63
by William Shakespeare - 1819 - 466 pages
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Words that Make a Difference and how to Use Them in a Masterly Way

Robert Greenman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 445 pages
...or cheek. In his "O, what a rogue and peasant slave am 1!" soliloquy (Act II, Scene 2), Hamlet says: Am I a coward Who calls me villain? breaks my pate...in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the throat, As deep as to the lungs? who does me this? The figurative use of tweak — to tease,...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...and ears. Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing. No, not for a king, Upon whose...off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by th' nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? Ha? Why, I should...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...and ears. Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak, Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing; no, not for a king Upon whose...across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? 74 polonyuS joHwl', 'umchugh Hochvam vlma'chu'. Hamlet ghuy'cha', qaH. 'umbe'chugh tlma'je. 'umlu'chugh...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...what he does: Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing — no, not for a king, Upon whose...property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. (2.2.561-66) Hamlet blames himself for "say[ing] nothing," not for doing nothing. Unlike the actor,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...life 509 A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward? 510 Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? 511 Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' th' throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? Ha, swounds, I should take it, for it cannot...
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The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000

Herbert Blau - Performing Arts - 2002 - 347 pages
...self, its mockery. The pure subjectivity of him, captive to the self, rages:] TOM: Yet I, yet I, I, am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate...in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i 'the throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? KAR: You are merry, my lord TOM: Who, I? KAR:...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - Drama - 2002 - 241 pages
...pinners, stood close to them asking them to admire their work, asking them where the missing hammer was. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate...in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i' th' throat, As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? (2.2.571-5) [my italics] Here Hamlet instructs...
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The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000

Herbert Blau - Drama - 2002 - 347 pages
...self, its mockery. The pure subjectivity of him, captive to the self, rages:] TOM: Yet I, yet I, I, am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate...my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose?gives me the lie i' the throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? KAR: You are merry,...
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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 286 pages
...he is supposed to be doing, and marvels over his inability to understand himself or his situation: Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate...off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by th' nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? Why, what an ass...
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Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: The Original Approach

Patrick Tucker - Performing Arts - 2002 - 296 pages
...muddy-metrled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say norhing — no, nor for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life...made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pare actoss, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th'throat...
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