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" I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world : And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it ; — yet I'll hammer 't out. My brain I'll prove the female to my soul, My... "
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...es una señal de amor y el amor a Ricardo Es una rara joya en este mundo lleno de odio.'8 18. Rich. I have been studying how I may compare /This prison...female to my soul, / My soul the father, and these rwo beget / A generation of still-breeding thoughts, / And these same thoughts people this little world,...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...substantial issues. Even when he is alone in prison, awaiting death, Richard gives attention to language: I have been studying how I may compare This prison...but myself, I cannot do it; yet I'll hammer it out. (V, v, 1-5) What stimulates him is the imagery of prison, not its reality. True, he is trying to come...
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In America: A Novel

Susan Sontag - Fiction - 2001 - 432 pages
...on stage, in a dungeon in Pomfret Castle, well launched into the sad young king's last soliloquy. / have been studying how I may compare This prison where...here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. He fired at me twice. I survived only because I changed my usual business. On / cannot do it I always...
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Shakespeare's Bawdy

Eric Partridge - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 291 pages
...is much the 'milder' (hardly worse than The ' There is only one sexual reference worth the mention: 'My brain i'll prove the female to my soul, My soul the father: and these two beget A generation of still -breeding thoughts' (vv 6-8). This beats Tennyson's historical dramas for purity! Merchant);...
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Shakespeare and Religions

Peter Holland - Literary Collections - 2001 - 372 pages
...political position, and the speech was far less central to the play than was Richard's prison soliloquy, 'I have been studying how I may compare / This prison where I live unto the world . . .' At the production's very opening, while the rest of the cast awaited in semi-darkness, Samuel...
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Managing Readers: Printed Marginalia in English Renaissance Books

William W. E. Slights - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...elements of several stories in his high-tension version of Richard's death. His magnificent soliloquy l"I have been studying how I may compare / This prison where I live unto the world" 5.5.1-66) is expanded poetically from the uncharacteristically impressionistic marginal note in Holinshed,...
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Henry V. EG: The Shakespeare Folios

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 222 pages
...forge and workinghouse' of Shakespeare's creative thought. 'I have been studying,' says his Richard II, 'how I may compare | This prison where I live unto the world ... I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out' (5.5). The superficial blemishes listed above (together,...
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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
...of inventio, and characteristically of English Renaissance rhetoric, with emphasis on dialectics:74 I have been studying how I may compare This prison...two beget A generation of still-breeding thoughts. (5.5.1-8) Rhetoric is apposite here because one strand of the received rhetorical tradition, as Kahn...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...SCENE V. Pom/ret Castle. Enter KING RICHARD. KING RICHARD. T HAVE been studying how I may compare JL hath him. CARDINAL PANDULPH. Your mind is all as...speak Shall blow each dust, each straw, each little breast: V. v. 7-66 KING RICHARD THE SECOND My soul the father: and these two beget A generation of...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...is really happy. He compares the prison he is in to the world and finds the comparison interesting: I have been studying how I may compare This prison...but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out. (Vv1-5) Richard has only literary gifts, and he is stupid. Hamlet has intellectual ones, and can see...
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