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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? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal... "
The Handy-volume Shakspeare [ed. by Q.D.]. - Page 55
by William Shakespeare - 1867
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...his own conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting...passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal the free, Confound the...
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Goethe, Volume 9: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Eric A. Blackall, Victor Lange - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 387 pages
...that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd,...him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her?" "If only we can persuade our man to go on stage," said Aurelie. "We will have to get him used to the...
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Shakespeare at Work

John Jones - Drama - 1999 - 292 pages
...marvelling at the professional actor moved to huge passion through a story, unmanned by an old tale: Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect, A broken...nothing. For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him, or he to her, That he should weep for her? (i. 2. 556-6t) I am following Shakespeare's draft, Qi. The Folio...
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Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Plato - Literary Collections - 1996 - 250 pages
...131-5. For the phenomenon which the passage as a whole describes cf. Hamlet's words (Act 2, scene 2): 'Is it not monstrous, that this player here, | But...him, or he to Hecuba, | that he should weep for her?' The identification of the performer with his subject-matter, described here, is of central importance...
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The Aesthetic Contract: Statutes of Art and Intellectual Work in Modernity

Henry Sussman - Philosophy - 1997 - 319 pages
...his own conceit That from her working all the visage wanned, Tears in her eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting...passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal the free, Confound the...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 294 pages
...her working all the visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, an' his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit?...That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty, and .appall the free, Confound...
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Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings

Mendelssohn Moses, Moses Mendelssohn - Philosophy - 1997 - 321 pages
...his whole conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in 's aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting...he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? . . . - Hamlet, Act II, Scene n What a masterstroke! Experience teaches that dejected souls find a...
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...his own conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting...he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? [2.2.534-46] Hamlet makes the point that dances before us in every scene. Dramatic, rhetorical motive...
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Marcus is Walking

Joan Ackermann - Drama - 1999 - 53 pages
...arm, waving on a car.) Go, go, go. Get thee, get thee, get thee. (Sinks back into character.) What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep...passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech Get off my ass, buddy. (Looking in the rearview mirror.)...
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The Plays of Christopher Marlowe and George Peele: Rhetoric and Renaissance ...

Brian B. Ritchie - Drama - 1999 - 358 pages
...highlight the power of this rhetoric, and in the end increases the theatrical awareness of his audience. A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With...him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? (2. 2. 552) On the links between character fashioning andpronunciatio as taught in the schools see...
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