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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 Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 180
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - 1979 - 308 pages
...attitudes. The play scene, which includes the obscene jesting with Ophelia, ends with the declaration, '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 ... and indeed there is contagion from hell in...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1980 - 383 pages
...say so. HAMLET 'By and by' is easily said. Exit Polonius Leave me, friends. Exeunt all but Hamlet 141 "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. 400 O heart, lose not thy...
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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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 138 pages
...POLONIUS I will say so. [Exit Polonius. HAMLET 'By and by' is easily said. Leave me, friends. 3,2 102 3,2 '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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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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