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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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Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Will Fisher - 2006 - 223 pages
...Shakespeare's Macbeth illustrates this point. He addresses the "weird/weyward sisters" directly and says: "You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so."91 In this line, Banquo insists that because these figures have beards, they cannot be "women"...
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - 2006 - 405 pages
...277. 23. Or hulking great fully-grown men in drag but blue chinned: I strongly suspect that Banquo's "you should be women, / And yet your beards forbid me to interpret so" was played for laughs and with a heavy wink across the footlights, and that the audience thereafter...
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2007 - 166 pages
...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 .3.37-45) The weird sisters, as they are referred to throughout the play, are neither earthly nor...
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Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson - 2010 - 584 pages
...inhabitants o' th' earth, That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once her chappy finger laying Upon her skinny lips: you should be...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (1.3.39-47) And as the ambiguous witches vanish into the two-valued universe of identity, difference...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Small Cast

Sam Dowling - 2007 - 92 pages
...you aught 14 That man may question. You seem to understand me By each at once upon her choppy fingers laying Upon her skinny lips you should be women And...your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so MACBETH Speak if you can what are you 1st WITCH All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis 2nd WITCH...
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Devil Theatre: Demonic Possession and Exorcism in English Renaissance Drama ...

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen - 2007 - 220 pages
...fantastical or that indeed / which outward ye show' (1.3.50-2). Even their gender is, notoriously, ambiguous: 'you should be women / and yet your beards forbid me to interpret / that you are so' (1.3.43-5). In a sense, Macbeth's eventual defeat by Macduff serves as a confirmation of Banquo's scepticism....
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An Actor's Edition of Shakespeare Revisited

James R. Hartman - 2007 - 516 pages
...You seem to understand me, By each at once her wrinkled finger laying Upon her skinny lips. You must be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so. (Witches have beards.) Speak if you can. What are you? FIRST WITCH: SECOND WITCH: THIRD WITCH: BANQUO:...
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Performativität und Performance

Martina Oster, Waltraud Ernst - 2008 - 323 pages
...Wirkungen zugeschrieben.4 Lady Macbeth wird im Stücktext as eine Frau charakterisiert, die in ihrer 3 "You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to Interpret that you are so", sagt Banquo zu ihnen; Shakespeare 1962, l, 3, 45. Zum Geschlechterbild der Hexen in Macbeth siehe Rackin...
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Macbeth: The Graphic Novel: Original Text Version

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 144 pages
... WHAT ARE YOU? uve VOU? OR ARE VOU AUSHT THAT MAN MAY QUESTION? YOU SEEM TO UNOERSTAND ME, EACH AT ONCE HER CHOPPY FINGER LAYING UPON HER SKINNY LIPS: YOU SHOULD BE WOMEN, AND k YOUR BEARDS FORBID ME TO INTERPRET THAT YOU SOOD SIR, WHY DOYOUS7X/77/AND SEEM TO FEAR THINGS]...
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This is Not a President: Sense, Nonsense, and the American Political Imaginary

Diane Rubenstein - 2008 - 299 pages
...And this sexual limbo and boundary crossing are thoroughly implicated with hair: You should be woman, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so. Do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair . . . to hear a right shriek and...
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