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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 Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ... - Page 272
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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Shakespeare and the Poets' War

James Bednarz - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 266 pages
...Death" deftly fulfills the dream of academic humanism. Through it the players prove Hamlet's theory that . . . guilty creatures sitting at a play Have...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. (2.2.589-92) But while "The Murder of Gonzago" in Hamlet prompts the guilty King Claudius to plot a...
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 1347 pages
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...demonstrates the process Hamlet intends to apply to Claudius. The principle has folkloric support: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. (II.2.528-31) Yet "guilty" or not, Hamlet himself has also been "sitting...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...with words, And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion ! Fie upon't! foh ! — About, my brain ! I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...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...
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Witchfire: A Connor Hawthorne Mystery

Lauren Maddison - Fiction - 2001 - 401 pages
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 pages
...include the poet and his audience, for instance, in Hamlet's model of representation and accountability? 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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Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome ...

L. Ruprecht - Philosophy - 2002 - 268 pages
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Shakespeare in the Present

Terence Hawkes - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 164 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...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. (2.2.584-90) - reflects...
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Shakespeare in the Present

Terence Hawkes, Terence (Emeritus Professor of English Hawkes, Cardiff University UK) - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 164 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...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. (2.2.584-901 - reflects...
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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 258 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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