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" I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, — As he is very potent with such spirits, — Abuses me to damn me: I'll have... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare - Page 276
by William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
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Tragic Method and Tragic Theology: Evil in Contemporary Drama and Religious ...

Larry D. Bouchard - Religion - 1985 - 296 pages
...hand that struck me was none but my own. — Oedipus the King1 The spirit that I have seen May be the Devil, and the Devil hath power To assume a pleasing...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. —Hamlet, 11.2* The literary theme of this book may be stated in a single clause: tragedy is a method...
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Audition Scenes for Students, Volume 1

John Wray Young - 2006 - 176 pages
...il tent him to the quick; if he but blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me; Tll have grounds More relative than this—the play's the thing Wherein Tll catch the conscience of...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape — yeah, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy As...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. (71) Act III, Scene 2: This speech, as well known as any in all dramatic literature, is often treated,...
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Some Necessary Questions of the Play: A Stage-centered Analysis of ...

Gene A. Smith, Robert E. Wood - History - 1994 - 171 pages
...prove nothing in Elsinore.5 The spirit that I have seen May be a dev'l, and the dev'l hath power T* assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. (II.ii.598-605) The ghost cannot be scrutinized. His words can be verified only by examining their...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...do blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my...grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing (HORATIO gestures for entrances. Enter KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN.)...
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Strategen der Subjektivität: Intriganten in Dramen der Neuzeit

Pasquale Memmolo - European drama - 1995 - 354 pages
...Zweifel ist ihm verdeckender Schutz und Erkenntnisinstrument: "The spirit that I have seen // May be the devil: and the devil hath power // To assume a pleasing...// Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King." (n,l). des vom Affekt erfaßten Bassian schließen und über das eigene weitere Vorgehen beschließen.177...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 865 pages
...blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be a |dev'l], and the [dev'l] hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps. Out of...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. (II, ii, 594-605) The delight with which Hamlet makes the pun on "relative" suggests his relief at...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...HAMLET (continuing) The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. He sinks behind the theatre so that his face is level with the stage. Yes! That's it. HAMLET (continuing)...
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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

Michael Schulman, Eva Mekler - Performing Arts - 1998 - 330 pages
...I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil; and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. (Exit.) KIMG HEMRY IV— PART I 0y William onaKespeape ACT I, SCEME 3 Henry Percy, son of the Earl...
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The Cinema of Tony Richardson: Essays and Interviews

James M. Welsh, John C. Tibbetts, Professor John C Tibbetts - Performing Arts - 1999 - 297 pages
...proof that he hesitates to act on the evidence of the ghost itself: The spirit I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. (H.ii) Yet he will trust the dubious evidence of Claudius' inevitably ambiguous reaction to the play?...
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