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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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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...peasant slave am I! ... A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Likejohn-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause, And can say nothing — no, not for a king, Upon whose...dear life A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? HAMLET (2.2, 550, 568-72) Then from hand-wringing he shifts to breast-beating: But I am pigeon-liver'd...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...of my cause, And can say nothing, no, not for a king Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward ? Who calls me villain...across ? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face ? 570 Tweaks me by the nose ? Gives me the He i'th'throat As deep as to the lungs ? Who does me this...
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Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 323 pages
...the subtlety Shakespearian verse demands of an actor. In a mood of despair Hamlet thinks how he . . . can say nothing. No, not for a king Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. (n. ii. 604) I suggest that he speaks in a black mood, but rising out from it comes the thought of...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...and ears. Yet I, A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak Like John-a-dreams unpregnant of my cause, 595 And can say nothing; no, not for a king, Upon whose...across. Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, 600 Tweaks me by th' nose, gives me the lie i' th' throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this?...
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Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies

James E. Hirsh - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 470 pages
...play I in one person many people (31) Something similar occurs in a very long soliloquy by Hamlet: 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? (2.2.571-75) Who indeed? Surely not some irate...
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Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England ...

Hilaire Kallendorf - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...aloud, asking who is responsible for the symptoms (classic signs of demonic possession) that he feels: Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks...in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i' th' throat As deep as the lungs? Who does me this?219 One answer for the confused early modern self...
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Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama

Jeremy Lopez - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 239 pages
.... speak / With most miraculous organ" (lines 546-7). Upbraiding himself for his cowardice, he asks, "Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, / Plucks...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?", and laments...
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Shakespeare: Hamlet

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 101 pages
...self-questioning and selfdramatisation. when Hamlet imagines himself interacting with an antagonist: 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? (II. ii. 571-5) We have come a long way in a short time: from...
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...which the prince indulges an almost masochistic role of a coward answering the taunts of his accusers: Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across. Plucks...in my face. Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th'throat As deep as the lungs — who does me this? (2.2.567-70) In fact Hamlet not so much castigates...
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Kern Paster - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...imagining himself passively as the object of another's scornful breath in the second soliloquy — who "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?" (2.2.573-75) — to rebuking Rosencrantz and Guildenstern for...
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