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" O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I ! Is it not monstrous, that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit, That, from her working, all his visage wann'd... "
The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ... - Page 124
by William Shakespeare - 1867
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...530 You are welcome to Elsinore. Good my lord. [Exeunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstem. Ay, so, God buy you! Now I am alone. O, what a rogue and peasant slave...a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working59 all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect,...
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Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor: The Actors are Come Hither : the Performance ...

Murray Cox - Performing Arts - 1992 - 282 pages
...the exchanges with Rosencrantz and Gildenstern were quite potent there. This speech was amazing too: 'O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...incapacity to force his soul to his conceit. This particular case deserves more detailed discussion. O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous...a dream of passion. Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd. Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...and the tragedy is back on course. "Now I am alone," says Hamlet. It is a long time since he was so. O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wanned ... (546-551) "This player here": Burbage gestures...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...own self be true, And it must follow as the night the day Thou canst not then be false to any man. 19 O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 218 pages
...HAMLET 'Is it not monstrous', Hamlet asks, that it is the fictitiousness of drama which compels belief? O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous...his visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit? And atifor nothing!...
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Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Plato - Literary Collections - 1996 - 250 pages
...131-5. For the phenomenon which the passage as a whole describes cf. Hamlet's words (Act 2, scene 2): 'Is it not monstrous, that this player here, | But...his visage wann'd; | Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect, | A broken voice, and his whole function suiting, | With forms to his conceit? and all...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...need for a play? The explanation lies in the soliloquy that follows the instructions to the players: O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...a dream of passion. Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all the visage wann'd Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,...
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Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings

Moses Mendelssohn - Philosophy - 1997 - 321 pages
...that Shakespeare is able to draw from these common circumstances - the Prince speaks with himself: O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...whole conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in 's aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 294 pages
...player recites a speech about the death of Priam, prompting one of Hamlet's notorious soliloquies: O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not...a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all the visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,...
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