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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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Shakespeare, Memory and Performance

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 357 pages
...all there is. Grief, as Hamlet sees it, can't be anything other than performance: 'What would he do / Had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?' (562—4). Hamlet's dilemma — his awareness that real feeling, while it 'passes show', cannot escape...
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The Mind According to Shakespeare

Marvin Bennett Krims - Medicine in literature - 2006 - 218 pages
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 178 pages
..."nothing": "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?" (2.2.559-62). Hamlet's complaint recalls the Augustinian criticism so popular among the Reformers:...
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Performing Shakespeare

Oliver Ford Davies - Performing Arts - 2007 - 274 pages
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Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Charlotte Scott - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 224 pages
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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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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 216 pages
...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
...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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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 216 pages
...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 Waalet" Contentsv Acknowledgment v Prologue xi Epilogue 199 Prologue We experience...
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Cue for Passion: A Man's Book

Albert D'Annibale - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 216 pages
...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 Waalet" Contents , Acknowledgment v Prologue xi Epilogue 199 Prologue We experience...
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