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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight - Page 60
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - 2001 - 282 pages
...he cannot "command to any utterance of harmony," whose use is "as easy as lying," Hamlet cries out, "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?" (35461). The speech strikingly...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - 2001 - 240 pages
...stops. Guildenstern But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - 2001 - 405 pages
..."[i]t is as easy as lying," Hamlet says (3.2.348); yet he presumes to know how to play upon Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass. . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...long-suspected complicity, he does so as part of a thoroughgoing sequence of musical references in his play: Why, look you now how unworthy a thing you make of...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass . . . Why, do you think that I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Rosencratz and Gildenstern are Dead by Tom ...

Lloyd Cameron, Rebecca Barnes - 2001 - 112 pages
...God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another. (Act III, Sc. I, lines 144-5) Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...stops. You would pluck out the heart of my mystery. (Act III, Sc. ii, lines 371 -4) Claudius: 0, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. It hath the primal...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...metaphor of the musical instrument for his innermost soul. Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...voice in this little organ yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 23

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 212 pages
...Guildenstern. But these cannot I commend to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. ' Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern deserve Hamlet's contempt for the inefficacy of their prying, and he tells them, "You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak, 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?" If Hamlet's "mystery" is more...
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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

Thomas Heywood, Sonia Massai - 2003 - 147 pages
...read alongside Tabor's reference to his 'pipe' at 2.2.27, echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet, 3.2.355-61: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?' 135 hare prostitute, from its...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 316 pages
...courtly playing upon him as a phallic pipe or recorder of which he accuses Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...voice in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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