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" What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her/ What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare. In Fifteen Volumes: Hamlet. Othello - Page 148
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture

Heinrich F. Plett - 2004 - 581 pages
...performance would have looked like if it had been based not on an imaginary picture but on sheer reality: What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,...
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Hesitant Heroes: Private Inhibition, Cultural Crisis

Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature Theodore Ziolkowski, Theodore Ziolkowski - 2004 - 163 pages
...action. When he sees the player's tears for Hecuba following his recitation, he is moved to shame: "What would he do, / Had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?" (2.2.586-88). Even his intelligence and reason shame Hamlet because he, "Prompted...
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Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self

Bridget Escolme - 2005 - 192 pages
...to the death of a fictional queen, Hamlet asks, What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba That he should weep for her? What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...conceit; and all for nothing! 540 For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,...
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Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character: Dramatic Convention in Classical ...

Karen Newman - 2005 - 168 pages
...to his conceit? And all for nothing! For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him, or he to her, That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion 555 That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid...
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Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - 2005 - 296 pages
...another shift he finally comes to the reason for his self-reproach, which is stated as another question: "What would he do/ Had he the motive and the cue for passion/ That I have?" This leads into a description of how the Player would act in that situation,...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - 2005 - 206 pages
...his eyes, distraction in 's aspect, A broken voice, . . ." Hamlet contrasts this man with himself: What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears .... Hamlet goes on to reproach himself for...
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Shakespeare, Memory and Performance

Peter Holland - 2006 - 357 pages
...his conceit? And all for nothing. For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? (2.2.553-64) Here, as elsewhere when he himself is cast as a spectator of grief,...
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - 2006 - 178 pages
...provoke a "dream of passion" for "nothing": "What's Hecuba to him, or he to [Hecuba] / That he should weep for her? What would he do / Had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?" (2.2.559-62). Hamlet's complaint recalls the Augustinian criticism so popular...
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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - 2007 - 216 pages
...appreciated; but most of all my wife, Dolly, who suffered my need to write this book. That he should weep for her? What would he do, had he the motive and the cue for passion that I have? William Shakespear 'Hamlet' Contents Acknowledgment v Prologue xi Epilogue 191...
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