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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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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...skinny-lips; you shou'd be women, And yet your looks forbid me to interpret So well of you. Macb. Speak, if you can, what are you ? I Witch. All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee Thane of Glamis; 2. All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee TJiane of Ccvwdor. 3. All hail, Macbeth,...
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Putting History to the Question: Power, Politics, and Society in English ...

Michael Neill - 2000 - 464 pages
...Banquo to speak the same universal language that offered travelers access to the world of the Other: "You seem to understand me, / By each at once her choppy finger laying / Upon her skinny lips" (1.3.43-5). This might be the gestus Bulwer calls Inventione laboro, indicating that they are momentarily...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 48

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 312 pages
...Banquo to speak the same universal language that offered travellers access to the world of the Other: 'You seem to understand me, / By each at once her choppy finger laying / Upon her skinny lips' (1.3.43-5). This might be the gestus which Bulwer calls Inventione laboro, indicating that they are...
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The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories

Robert Poole - 2002 - 226 pages
...quandary, and the latter sets the scene for the epistemological 'queasiness' of the plot when he admits, 'You should be women, / And yet your beards forbid me to interpret / That you are so' (I, iii, 38-44). For Greenblatt, 'What is happening here is that Shakespeare is staging the ontological...
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In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art

Meiling Cheng - 2002 - 407 pages
...these, So withered and so wild in their attire That look not like th'inhabitants of th'earth . . . You should be women. And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. Hailed as he "that shalt be King hereafter," Macbeth is now surrounded by the "weird sisters," who...
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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - 2003 - 358 pages
...sisters of Macbeth are nothing like the devotees of Titania in Dream is clear from Banquo's address. 62 You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (1.3.43-47) The word "choppy," which means "full of clefts," indicates rough skin. Together with the...
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Shakespeare's Hand

Jonathan Goldberg - 2003 - 371 pages
...of Macbeth, Lady Macbeths reading of Macbeth's letrer, or Banquo's confrontation with the witches: You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy...should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to inrerpret That you are so. (1-3-43-47) Their beards and fingers on their lips forbid inrerpretation...
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Macbeth

Dinah Jurksaitis - 2003 - 79 pages
...line. Act 1 : Scene 3 Language Here are Banquo's and Macbeth's next lines in this scene: Banquo: By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. Macbeth: Speak if you can. What are you? (lines 44-7) Notice that the last line is divided between...
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Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550-1750

Marion Gibson - 2003 - 270 pages
...you, or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy76 finger laying Upon her skinny lips; you should be...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. Macbeth: Speak if you can: what are you? First Witch: All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis.77...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2003 - 137 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...laying Upon her skinny lips. You should be women, 45 And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. MACBETH Speak, if you can; what are...
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