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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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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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'Hamlet' Without Hamlet

Margreta de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 267 pages
...on doing so). After hearing the Player's passionate delivery of "Priam's slaughter," Hamlet wonders, "What would he do had he the motive and the cue for passion/ That I have?" (2.2.554—6). And he gives the answer, "He would drown the stage with tears, / And cleave the ear...
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Two-way Mirrors: Cross-cultural Studies in Glocalization

Eugene Chen Eoyang - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 219 pages
...campaign against the bellicosity of males? "For Hecuba!" — Hamlet, typically male, snorts — "What's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba / That he should weep for her?" If men can moum the death of Hector, why can't they weep for the life of Hecuba? And why shouldn't...
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Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe

Basil Dufallo, Peggy McCracken - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 172 pages
...Whereas in Hamlet she represents a kind of uncensored emotional outpouring that Hamlet envies — "What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, / That he should weep for her?" Hamlet asks of a player who has been moved to tears reciting a speech about her (2.2.536—37) —...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 60, Theatres for Shakespeare

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 381 pages
...function suiting / With forms to his conceit' (2.2.529, 30—4). What would the Player do, Hamlet wonders, 'had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?' (538—9). Answering that question, the Prince assumes 'real life' passion to be more intense, more...
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Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Thomas Rist - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 165 pages
...Player's commemoration is 'all for nothing. For Hecuba' (II. ii. 534-5), begging the questions, What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba That he should weep...do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That 1 have?144 Here, the player is a comparative model for the performance of remembrance. However, Hamlet's...
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The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Paul Woodruff - Philosophy - 2008 - 272 pages
...feel genuine emotions about what we watch? This page intentionally left blank EIGHT Emotion What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, that he should weep for her? — Shakespeare, Hamlet 2.2, lines 559—60 The actor turns pale; tears come to his eyes and his voice...
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