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" I have not slept. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The Genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council ; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 23
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...severe conflict: Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The genius and the...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (II. i. 63) That is the new and deeper note. In Hamlet we are shown a hero of sensitive temperament,...
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Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard ...

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 286 pages
...historical acts: Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The genius and the...to a little kingdom, suffers then The Nature of an insurrection.74 Brutus' images are coloured by a Stoic sensibility seeking internal harmony under the...
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What I Cannot Say to You: Stories

Vanessa Furse Jackson - Fiction - 2003 - 173 pages
...all." _yv om a Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The genius and the...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. Julius Caesar 2.1.63-69. like to think they go to the moon," she said, "but they don't really get there."...
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Misanthropology: A Florilegium of Bahumbuggery

Reneau H. Reneau - American wit and humor - 2003 - 220 pages
...McHale standard. "Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion, all the interim is like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: the genius and the...kingdom, suffers then the nature of an insurrection" (from Julius Caesar). Jick's comparison of captains to lieutenants owes a debt to Aldous Huxley's pillowtalk...
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Julius Caesar

Mark Morris - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 145 pages
...a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream. 65 The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. Enter Lucius Lucius Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, 70 Who doth desire to see you. BRUTUS...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - Drama - 2004 - 278 pages
...I have not slept. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: The genius and the...Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of insurrection. (2.2.61-9) 'Acting' - to act - is used here in the sense of 'to enact', or 'to decide...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...have not slept. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The Genius and the...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (II. i. 6 1-9) The 'hideous interim' in Macbeth centres on the vision of the dagger in II. i, where...
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The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for ...

Ernest Schanzer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 196 pages
...much disputed Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The Genius and the...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (a-1 -63-9) While his mind considers the various possible ways of carrying out the murder (pictured...
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Shakespeare's Poetics in Relation to King Lear

Russell A. Fraser - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 184 pages
...it makes the reason pander to its own unhallowed purpose: the case of Brutus, Othello, and Macbeth. The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Julius Caesar, 2.1.66-69) The mortal instruments: my sinful earth, are not to sit down with the Genius,...
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A Manual of Ethics

John S. Mackenzie - Philosophy - 2005 - 472 pages
...dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The Gemus and the mortal instruments Are then in council ; and...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection," For an admirable summary of the elements involved in an act of will, see Muirhead's Elements of...
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