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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 gamester, by E. Moore. The tragedy of Jane Shore, by N. Rowe. The London ... - Page 182
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Marcus is Walking

Joan Ackermann - Drama - 1999 - 53 pages
...into character.) 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 Get off my ass, buddy. (Looking in the rearview mirror.) Get off my...
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Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears

Tom Lutz - Psychology - 2001 - 352 pages
...as his grief at his father's death has still found no expression. "What would he do," he continues, "Had he the motive and the cue for passion/ That I have? He would drown the stage with tears." The various motivations for tears — performative, expressive, and empathetic — are intertwined...
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...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? [2.2.534-46] Hamlet makes the point that dances before us in every scene. Dramatic, rhetorical motive...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...the speaker's awareness of play and the reference to the (First) Player looms large. What would he do Had he the motive and [the cue] for passion That I...He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech (2.2.560-563) As the traveling player's capacity for rousing, piercing...
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The Cue for Passion: Grief and Its Political Uses

Gail Holst-Warhaft - Family & Relationships - 2000 - 228 pages
...Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her? What would he do, Had he the motive and 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 appall the free, Confound the ignorant, and...
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Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 336 pages
...abuse - a loud, low woman 595 About: set about your task Had he the motive and the cue for passion 565 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 ignorant, and...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Lawrence Danson, Lawrence (Professor of English Danson, Professor of English Princeton University) - Drama - 2000 - 160 pages
...as he watches the professional actor stage his grief for the fictitious Hecuba: 'What would he do | Had he the motive and the cue for passion | That I have?' (2. 2. 562-4) Hieronimo finally discovers the means for revenge by staging a play within the play,...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weepe for her? What would he doe, 2.2 Hamlet 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 free, Confound the ignorant and amaze...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...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 500 And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appall the free, Confound...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...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 state with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech; Make mad the guilty, and appal the...
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