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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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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - Drama - 1986 - 272 pages
...a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. 140 The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (11.1.63-9) The way crucial moral experiences are dramatized is very similar to that in the 'great'...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 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. Luc. Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, 70 Who doth desire to see you. Bru....
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Outsider at the Heart of Things: Essays

Richard P. Blackmur - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 287 pages
...and sensitive mind. One thinks of Brutus, in Shakespeare's play, just before the murder of Caesar: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...kingdom suffers then The nature of an insurrection. But where Brutus acted upon the stage of history and in the dimensions of a hero. Captain Vere acted...
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Analyzing Shakespeare's Action: Scene Versus Sequence

Charles A. Hallett, Hallett Charles A, Elaine S. Hallett - Drama - 1991 - 230 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...instruments Are then in council; and the state of a man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Beat 2.1.61-9) Lucius...
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The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

Henry Fielding - Fiction - 1992 - 413 pages
...by Shakespeare 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...Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a litde kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.391 Though the violence of his passion had...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...passage in full: '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 II. 1.63) There is no ubiquitous psychopathology of homicide. 'Between the acting of...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...have not slept. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like l plodders ever won, Save base authority from others' books. These Enter LUCIUS. LUCIUS. Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, Who doth desire to see you. Is he...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 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. (2.1.61-69) The generalizing rhetoric of this speech subtly counteracts the problem it describes. The...
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A Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

B. C. Southam - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 267 pages
...11.72-90: cf. 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 n, i, see note ii, page 2.04) But there may have been a more immediate allusion. Eliot...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 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. (2.1.61-69) We cannot imagine that Cassius lost any sleep or that he would have called the assassination...
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