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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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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 286 pages
...Francis Barker, seems to answer generations of critics as well as it does Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...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...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern deserve Hamlet's contempt for the inefficacy of their prying, and he tells them, "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, 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 316 pages
...courtly playing upon him as a phallic pipe or recorder of which he accuses Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...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...
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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

Thomas Heywood, Sonia Massai - Performing Arts - 2003 - 147 pages
...read alongside Tabor's reference to his 'pipe' at 2.2.27, echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet, 3.2.355-61: 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. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than...
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The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Essays

Dana E. Aspinall - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 387 pages
...GUILDENSTERN: My lord, I cannot. ... I have not the skill. HAMLET. Wby. look you now, how unwortby a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you...from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and therc is much musie, excellent voice in this little organ, yet you cannot make it speak. 'Sblood. do...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would play upon me, you would seem to know 350 my stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery,...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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The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000

Herbert Blau - Drama - 2002 - 347 pages
...grieving. Lowers hands as she reaches the other side of the circle, turns and speaks into the space: JUL: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery. DEN: Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not "seems. " Julie's tone changes again, a green thought in...
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Promises, Promises: Essays on Psychoanalysis and Literature

Adam Phillips - Psychology - 2009 - 400 pages
...true'. And by the same token, Hamlet himself predicts what critics of the play will want to do to him; 'Why look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery . . .' (Act III, scene 2, 386). Hamlet says this to Guildenstern, as though there was a heart, a centre,...
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The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of ...

Beth Eddy - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 224 pages
...the content of the climactic passage, rather than the form. The Shakespearean passage in Burke reads: "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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Relational Group Psychotherapy: From Basic Assumptions to Passion

Richard M. Billow - Psychology - 2003 - 256 pages
...rest is silence' (V, ii, 368). Hamlet does not trust the Establishment, which he fears is parasitic: 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.' (Ill, ii, 379-385) Hamlet devises a strategy of provocative...
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