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" A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the throat, As deep as to the lungs? "
Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Appendixes - Page 225
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Masks of Hamlet

Marvin Rosenberg - Drama - 1992 - 971 pages
...emotion — Booth's voice faltered: his dead father — a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? . . . Who calls me villain? The short, sharp protesting questions accumulate in tempo and passion, giving Hamlet no rest. Booth,...
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The Changing Fictions of Masculinity

David Rosen - Social Science - 1993 - 234 pages
...patience as just another version of sloth: Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i' th' throat As deep as to the lungs — who does me this? Ha! 'Swounds, I...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...my cause, And can say nothing. No, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? Ha,...
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The Incorporated Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment

Michael O'Donovan-Anderson - Philosophy - 1996 - 165 pages
...own entrails, "As deep as to the lungs": Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat As deep as to the lungs — who does me this? Ha! Swounds, I should...
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Authority Figures: Metaphors of Mastery from the Iliad to the Apocalypse

Christopher Collins - Drama - 1996 - 202 pages
...this resembles the soliloquizing Hamlet's question, "Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, / Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, / Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i' th' throat / As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this?" (2. 599-602). 26....
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...frequently "bend [our eyes] on vacancy" (3.4. 117): "Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, / Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, / Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th'throat / As deep as to the lungs — who does me this?" (2.2.567-70). The...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...across to the wardrobe. HAMLET (continuing) Am la coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by th' nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat As deep as to the lungs? Who does me this? Ha? 'Swounds, I...
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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

Michael Schulman, Eva Mekler - Performing Arts - 1998 - 330 pages
...unpregnant of my cause. And can say nothing; no, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damn'd defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard, and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i' the...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...own entrails, "As deep as to the lungs": Am I a coward? Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face, Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i'th' throat As deep as to the lungs — who does me this? Ha! I should ha'...
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...my cause, And can say nothing. No, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward? Who calls me villain? breaks my pate across? Plucks off my beard and blows it in my face? Tweaks me by the nose? gives me the lie i'th'throat...
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