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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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The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight, Volumes 17-22

William Shakespeare - 1856
...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? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech;...
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Chekhov on the British Stage

Patrick Miles, Patrick J. Miles, Miles Patrick - 1993 - 258 pages
...All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players . . . (As You Like It, II. 7.139^) What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears . . . (Hamlet, II.a.544ff.) Life's but a walking...
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Crítica, Volume 1, Part 3

Eugenio María de Hostos - 1994 - 539 pages
...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? He would drown the stage with tears... make mad the guilty... Yet I, A dull and...
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Embodied Voices: Representing Female Vocality in Western Culture

Leslie C. Dunn, Nancy A. Jones - 1996 - 254 pages
...emotions. After hearing the Player King describe the grief of Hecuba for her slain husband, Hamlet wonders, "What would he do / Had he the motive and the cue for passion that I have?" (2.2.554-55). Yet, when he does express that passion, he feels effeminized: This...
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Rewriting Shakespeare, Rewriting Ourselves

Peter Erickson - 1991 - 228 pages
...Hecuba occasions acute anguish as much as relief: What's Hecuba to him, or he to her. That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and cue for passion That I have? (553-56) Unlike Lucrece's, Hamlet's identification with Hecuba is problematic...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 23

J. Leeds Barroll - 1995 - 294 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 That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 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? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...the apartment now, pacing. HAMLET (continuing) 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 opens the doors of a beautiful model theatre. HAMLET (continuing) He would...
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The Play's the Thing: Exploring Text in Drama and Therapy

Marina Jenkyns - 1996 - 244 pages
...actor's ability to feel emotion for things and people so far removed from himself causes Hamlet to say, What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? (Hamlet Act II, Scene 2: 570) Then action follows - the action of deciding to...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 232 pages
...Hamlet draws our attention to the discrepancy between the passion and the rhetoric by contemplating, 'What would he do, / Had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?' (554—6) and in doing so, closes up the gap between the rhetoric and the emotion,...
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