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" Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world : now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page 94
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

Kristin Linklater - 1992 - 214 pages
...Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Polonius in prose; then when he is alone he shifts into terrifying verse: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature....
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Ideological Approaches to Shakespeare: The Practice of Theory

Robert P. Merrix, Nicholas Ranson - 1992 - 289 pages
...occasion that may inform against her. Like Hamlet when he steels himself to do what can hardly be done Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. (3.2.379-83) like Hamlet, Lady Macbeth centers...
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The Unconscious and Its Narratives

Zvi Giora - 1992 - 254 pages
...mother's adultery than with his father's murder by Claudius, and his hatred grew to matricidal impulses: 0 heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever the soul...enter this firm bosom; Let me be cruel, not unnatural; 1 will speak daggers to her, but use none; (III. 376 - 379). The mentioning of Nero was very appropriate,...
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Some Necessary Questions of the Play: A Stage-centered Analysis of ...

Gene A. Smith, Robert E. Wood - 1994 - 171 pages
...traits of revenge tragedy and indicating the characteristics of the avenger's oath (III.ii.388-99). Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. (IH.ii.388-91) To the extent that the speech is...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - 1995 - 268 pages
...come in his own time. He suddenly transforms the playhouse to a sinister and threatening midnight: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. (395-399) But he has a duty to do: Soft, now to...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - 1995 - 197 pages
...resound with the savage and ghoulish tones that accompany the most frenzied imprecations of villains? Tis now the very witching time of night When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. 1 1 1, ii, 379-83 Passion has overcome reason. But...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...demonic HAMLET smells the midnight air and talks to Camera. His mood is chilling - unpleasant. HAMLET 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. He says this with ominous...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...himself with hell, it would be immediately after the play scene. When he is finally alone, he says: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. (3.2.408-412) Soon he will do bitter business indeed....
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Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics: The First Complete English Translation, with ...

Willy Apollon, Richard Feldstein - 1996 - 341 pages
...Claudius. And yet, summoned by his mother, he decides to work on her: "... Soft! now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever The soul...enter this firm bosom: Let me be cruel, not unnatural: 1 will speak daggers to her, but use none; My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites, How in my...
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The Incorporated Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment

Michael O'Donovan-Anderson - 1996 - 165 pages
...hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature. Let not ever The soul...enter this firm bosom; Let me be cruel, not unnatural. 1 will speak daggers to her, but use none. (IH.ii. 381-87) There is here no hint of a sexual desire....
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