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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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...deceit-therapy - that the truth is not sufficiently impressive of itself and needs the help of art. I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. (Hamlet, n, ii, 584-8) So the play's the thing wherein to catch the...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...with words, And fall a-cursing, like a very drab, 615 A scullion! Fie upon't! Foh! About, my brain! I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently 620 They have proclaim 'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With...
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Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

James Michael Thomas - Performing Arts - 2005 - 336 pages
...this case, one that has profound results. An event in the background story sets up the plan. HAMLET I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim' d their malef actions; I'll have these players Play something like the murder of my father...
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Opera: The Art of Dying

Linda Hutcheon, Michael Hutcheon, Professor of Medicine Michael Hutcheon, M.D. - Music - 2004 - 239 pages
...Rewriting Hamlets lines (the original words are in brackets), we might say: ... I have heard That mortal [guilty] creatures sitting at a play Have, by the...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have accepted [proclaim'd] their mortality [malefactions] . . . (2.2.584-588) How, though, might we come...
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Hamlet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 47 pages
...at each other as if they know they should stay with HAMLET, but then bow and exit. Now I am alone. I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; I'll have these players Play something like the murder of my father Before mine uncle. I'll observe...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...words, And fall a-cursing like a very drab; 570 A stallion! Fie upon't! Foh! About, my brains; hum, 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, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 192 pages
...Denmark is intended by the hero to prove Claudius has murdered his brother, since, as Hamlet knows, guilty creatures sitting at a play Have, by the very...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. (Il.ii) Hamlet arranges for the acting company visiting Elsinore to perform a work in their repertory...
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Thieves of Mercy: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea

James L. Nelson - Fiction - 2009 - 480 pages
...of complete destruction. There was not one other human being in sight. HAMLET: . . . / bave beard, That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have by the...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malef actions. SHAKESPEARE, HAMLET, ACT II, SCENE 2 r J amuel Bowater felt like Noah's...
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 274 pages
...(2.2.597) performed for Claudius to see if the king will betray himself. "I have heard," Hamlet says, That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have by the...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage

Lisa Hopkins - Drama - 2008 - 161 pages
...of the Ghost.34 Moreover, Hamlet juggles the evidence of eyes against that of ears when he says that I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. (II. ii. 584-8) This is something he has heard, but in itself it is something which relies on eyes....
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