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" Live you ? or are you aught That man may question ? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. "
Macbeth, from the text of S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised - Page 6
by William Shakespeare - 1784
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Select plays from Shakspeare; adapted for the use of schools and young ...

William Shakespeare - 1836
...not like the inhabitants o' th' earth, And yet are on't ? Live you ? or are you aught That man may question ? You seem to understand me, By each at once...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. Macb. Speak, if you can : What are you ? 1 Witch. All hail, Macbeth ! hail to thee, thane of Glamis...
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1836
...earth, And yet are on't ? Live you ? or are you aught That man may question 1 You seem to understand mo, sinnnc. Within the Cattle. Entor, uxth Drums a*d Colours,...Soldiers. Maco. Hang out our banners on the outward Macb. Speak, if you can ; What are you ? 1 Witch. All hail, Macbeth ! hail to thee, thane of Glamis...
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Challenges to Authority

Peter Elmer - 2000 - 418 pages
...look not like th'inhabitants o' th'earth, And yet are on't? Live you? or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (1.3.39-47) These witches are related to ordinary women - 'You should be women' - yet every detail...
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Great Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays

John Green, Paul Negri - 2000 - 64 pages
...look not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth, And yet are on 't? Live you? or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once...should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to internet That you are so. MACBETH. Speak, if you can: what are you? FIRST WITCH. All hail, Macbeth!...
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Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental

John Sallis, Professor Frederick J Adelmann S J Chair John Sallis - 2000 - 237 pages
...pointedly in the visages of the witches, concentrates it to the point of eroding their sexual identity: You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (I.iii.45-47) After the witches vanish, Banquo and Macbeth continue their flagrant coupling of oppositions;...
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Macbeth and the Rebels' Plot: 19 Speaking Parts

John O'Connor - 2001 - 88 pages
...look not like th'inhabitants o'th'earth, And yet are on't? Live you? Or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. BURBAGE/MACB. Speak, if you can: what are you? PHILLIPS/1ST w. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - 2001 - 297 pages
...like th' inhabitants o' th' earth And yet are on't? (Thunder up and down.) BANQUO (to the Witches) You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (Pause. Thunder up and out.) MACBETH Speak, if you can. What are you? FIRST WITCH All hail. Macbeth!...
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One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair

Allan Peterkin - 2001 - 227 pages
...discovered.) In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Banquo comes across the Bubble-Toil-Trouble set of witches and utters, "You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." Royal patronage was occasionally proffered to a bearded woman the furry Helena Antonia was beloved...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - 2001 - 498 pages
...more revealing way: through her disordered sexuality. Much as Banquo observes to the wither'd hags, "you should be women, / And yet your beards forbid me to interpret / That you are so" (1.3.45-7), likewise Lady Macbeth does not seem purely female. One can begin with her fervent praying...
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The Female Crucifix: Images of St. Wilgefortis Since the Middle Ages

Ilse E. Friesen - 2001 - 173 pages
...the witches are addressed by Banquo, a nobleman in the company of Macbeth, with the following words: "You should be women,/ And yet your beards forbid me to interpret/ That you are so."43 Certain observers, in turn, have regarded the bearded St. Wilgefortis as an ugly monster and...
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