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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,... "
William Shakspeare's Complete Works, Dramatic and Poetic - Page 437
by William Shakespeare - 1852
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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...and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. (Act III, scene 2) The heart of the mystery in an actor...
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...vehemently denies his instrumentality in language that links it to the possession of hidden interiority: "You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak" (3.2.364-69). However, Hamlet's references to inner cognitive...
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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...and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than...
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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...and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than...
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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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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...metaphor of the musical instrument for his innermost soul. Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a...
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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...and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. ' Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...GU1LUENSTERN But ihese cannnt I cotnmand to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. "o HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...lowest note to the top of my compass. And there is mudi music, excellent voice, in this little organ. Yet cannnt you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think...
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