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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. "
Montalva, or, Annals of guilt - Page 102
by Ann Mary Hamilton - 1811
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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - Tragedy - 2001 - 426 pages
...his antagonist, to awake conscience: I have heard That guilty creatures, siuing at a play, Have, hy 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. I'll have...
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Shakespeare in the Present

Terence Hawkes - Criticism - 2002 - 182 pages
...can 'make mad the guilty and appal the free' (2.2.558) does not lack confidence, and his assurance I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. (2.2.584-90)...
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Shakespeare in the Present

Terence Hawkes - Criticism - 2002 - 180 pages
...can 'make mad the guilty and appal the free' (2.2.5581 does not lack confidence, and his assuranceI have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. (2.2.584-901...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 260 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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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - American fiction - 2001 - 274 pages
...Prince uses the staging of 'The Murder of Gonzago' by visiting players to determine his uncle's guilt: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions; (2.2.566-9) Here, as in Hamlet, we have ghosts and guilt. But the expectations...
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Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

Amy Benjamin - Cognitive styles in children - 2002 - 184 pages
...or censorship issues. Why do some performances evoke actual riots? * Think about what Hamlet says: "I have heard/ that guilty creatures sitting at a.../Been struck so to the soul that presently /They have confessed their malefactions." What does this mean? Why would this be so? * Find out about some interesting...
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Staging Consciousness: Theater and the Materialization of Mind

William W. Demastes - American drama - 2002 - 214 pages
...through which Hamlet "catches" the conscience of Claudius: I have heard that guilty creatures sitttng at a play Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. —(2.2.574-78) Though usmg a different terminology, Shakespeare's point...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 340 pages
...cervello mio! Uhm - ho sentito che assistendo a un dramma Dei malfattori sono stati colpiti cosė a fondo Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. 590 Por murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - College readers - 2003 - 344 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 - 379 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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