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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 188
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Gondris - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 379 pages
...identify Thomas Heywood as a resource for contemporary English anecdotes relevant to Hamlet's musing: I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. (2.2.584-88) Nearly two decades earlier, however, Zachary Grey had already published his observation...
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The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays

Tom Stoppard - Drama - 1998 - 211 pages
...POLONIUS' chat.) POLONIUS: The actors are come hither, my lord. (Exits) HAMLET: We'll hear a play tomorrow. I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. I'll have these players play something Like the murder of my father...
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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 271 pages
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Shakespeare: The Two Traditions

Herbert R. Coursen - Drama - 1999 - 271 pages
...Hamlet planned, as opposed to accepting what happened to the plan as inevitable because it did happen: I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. The issue is not just, Who breaks up the play? Nor is it merely that Hamlet's "poison in jest" lowers...
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The Library Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 1278 pages
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...be-the sort of example Hamlet has in mind when he projects the operation of his play on the guilty king: I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. [2.2.555-59] Such stories were common enough in the period, and so powerful...
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Semiotics of Language, Literature, and Culture

Vennelaṇṭi Prakāśam - Culture - 1999 - 168 pages
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Marcus is Walking

Joan Ackermann - Drama - 1999 - 53 pages
...deft handling of the sword, Gabe moves him backwards, speaking intently, pointedly, mesmorizingly.) 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, DMITRY. (Waving looking around) No! Murder, no!! GABE. Though...
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Theaters of Intention: Drama and the Law in Early Modern England

Luke Andrew Wilson - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 362 pages
...Murder of Gonzago and can insert into it the famous "dozen or sixteen lines." About, my brains. Hum — I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...players Play something like the murder of my father . . . (2.2.584-90)" Why, it is asked, does Hamlet appear to conceive the plan before our eyes when...
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