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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 the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...nature. When we find Richard alone in prison, he is still the performer, and his audience is himself: I have been studying how I may compare This prison...is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, 1 cannot do it; yet I'll hammer it out. (V, v, 1-5) As usual, he is more interested in the poetry than...
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Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Jean E Howard, PH D, Jean Elizabeth Howard, Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin, T. L. J. HOWARD - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...Richard launches into a sixty-six-line soliloquy. "My brain I'll prove the female to my soul," he says, "My soul the father, and these two beget/ A generation of still-breeding thoughts" to "people this little world,/ In humors like the people of this world. . . . Thus play I in one person...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...human face of kingship from its authority and merit. When finally in Pomfret Castle he comes to study 'how I may compare / This prison where I live unto the world' (vv 1-2) he is already imprisoned, not only by Bolingbroke, but also by solipsism and soliloquy. Had...
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Comparing Prison Systems: Toward a Comparative and International Penology

Robert P. Weiss, Nigel South - Social Science - 1998 - 488 pages
...and Rudolf Weiss Sr. — RPW my mother Lily South and the memory of my father Geoffrey South — NS / have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world — Shakespeare, King Richard /I, Vvl CONTENTS Introduction to the Series xiii Acknowledgments xv About...
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Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene

David Grene - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 405 pages
...Shakespeare's meditations on the dramatization of history: I have been studying how I may compare This pr1son where I live unto the world; And, for because the...soul the father, and these two beget A generation of still-breed1ng thoughts; And these same thoughts people this little world. In humors like the people...
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Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene

David Grene - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 405 pages
...meditations on his condition merge into Shakespeare's meditations on the dramatization of history: I have been studying how I may compare This prison...I live unto the world; And, for because the world 1s populous. And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out. My brain...
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Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene

David Grene - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 405 pages
...condition merge into Shakespeare's meditations on the dramanzation of history: I have been studymg how i may compare This prison where I live unto the...world; And, for because the world is populous. And here ts not a creature but myself. I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out. My bram I'll prove the female...
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Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene

David Grene - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 405 pages
...with the production of thought, conceived as a kind of pregnancy brought to birth. (In Richard, it was "My brain I'll prove the female to my soul, / My soul the father . . .") Shakespeare discovers in this thought called FalstarT, witty in himself and the cause of wit...
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 113 pages
...go. 1 1 I am the king's friend, and will rid his foe. [Exeunt.] * ^ V.5 Enter Richard, alone. RICHARD I have been studying how I may compare This prison...to my soul, My soul the father; and these two beget s A generation of still-breeding thoughts; 9 And these same thoughts people this little world, 10 In...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith, Bruce R. (Professor of English Smith, Professor of English Georgetown University Washington DC) - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 182 pages
...most poetic of these king-figures provides the sharpest image of the situation they all come to share. 'I have been studying how I may compare | This prison where I live unto the world', Richard II begins; And for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I...
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