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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 Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Page 225
1821
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 178 pages
..."distraction in his aspect" (2.2.554-55) display and provoke a "dream of passion" for "nothing": "What's Hecuba to him, or he to [Hecuba] / That he should...the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?" (2.2.559-62). Hamlet's complaint recalls the Augustinian criticism so popular among the Reformers:...
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Hamlet: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 613 pages
...her, That he should weep for her? What would he do .W5 1 lad he the motive and that for passion That 1 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 ignorant and amaze indeed 500 487 But merely 488...
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Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 183 pages
...aspect A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit; and all for nothing. For Hecuba. What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba That he should weep for her? After the retirement of Edward Alleyn in 1605, Richard Burbage was the greatest actor of the early...
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Reuben Sachs: A Sketch

Amy Levy - Fiction - 2006 - 251 pages
...Pre-Raphaelite movement were influential sources for Aestheticism. Shakespeare, Hamlet II. ii. 559-560: "What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, / That he should weep for her?" The last doctrine is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art....
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Of Farming and Classics: A Memoir

David Grene, Robert B. Pippin - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 182 pages
...transient, and vaguely aimed at eternity. All this has been noticed many times, not least in Hamkt ("What's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba, that he should weep for her?"). I can only say that it became something of a personal revelation to me. I did not confuse myself by...
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The Mask of Atreus

A. J. Hartley - Fiction - 2006 - 390 pages
...into the dry, red earth, it all seemed both perfectly possible and of no real consequence. "What's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba that he should weep for her?" said Hamlet, after an actor had performed the Trojan queen's grief at the murder of her husband, Priam....
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Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force

James Boyd White - Law - 2009 - 256 pages
...who is able to express a powerful lament for Hecuba in the play he is rehearsing and asks: "What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, that he should weep for her?" (II, ii, 532-33). Think what this actor would be able to say, Hamlet goes on, if he had my real-world...
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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 216 pages
...was also deeply 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 Prologue We experience...
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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 216 pages
...was also deeply 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 Prologue We experience...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - Literary Criticism - 2007
...performed weeping seems to have more force than his own inaction: 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? (2.2.494-7) Both Hamlet and the play as a whole are obsessed by the idea of performance. Polonius'...
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