Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
edited by - 1812
Full view - About this book

Hesitant Heroes: Private Inhibition, Cultural Crisis

Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature Theodore Ziolkowski, Theodore Ziolkowski - Social Science - 2004 - 163 pages
...the player's tears for Hecuba following his recitation, he is moved to shame: "What would he do, / Had he the motive and the cue for passion / That I have?" (2.2.586-88). Even his intelligence and reason shame Hamlet because he, "Prompted to my revenge by...
Limited preview - About this book

The Literary Wittgenstein

John Gibson, John Gibson, Dr, Wolfgang Huemer - Philosophy - 2004 - 356 pages
...with his original sense that authenticity resides in an interior self: "What would he do." he asks, "Had he the motive and the cue for passion/ That I have?" (563-4). And his answer is as predictable as it is unsatisfartory: He would drown the stage with tears....
Limited preview - About this book

Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 188 pages
...known it / Without a prompter', TLN' 302-3, 1.2.83-1); 'What would he [the player] doe.' asks Hamlet, 'Had he the Motive and the Cue for passion / That I have?' (TLN 1601-3, 2.2.561-2) (Q2 H4b 'and that for passion'). But the major difference between performances...
Limited preview - About this book

Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self

Bridget Escolme - Drama - 2005 - 192 pages
...queen, Hamlet asks, 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 . . . (Fl: 2.2.559-63) Then . . . Am I a coward? [to which compare O_l...
Limited preview - About this book

Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...distraction in 's aspect, A broken voice, . . ." Hamlet contrasts this man with himself: What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears .... Hamlet goes on to reproach himself for not having been active about obtaining revenge from Claudius:...
Limited preview - About this book

Shakespeare's Rhetoric of Comic Character: Dramatic Convention in Classical ...

Karen Newman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 168 pages
...to her, That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion 555 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...
Limited preview - About this book

The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...not showing his true grief to the extent of the Player King's 'dream of passion': 'what would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have?' (2.2.543—45). But the characteristic self-consciousness of the early modem stage must impinge on...
Limited preview - About this book

Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 296 pages
...comes to the reason for his self-reproach, which is stated as another question: "What would he do/ Had he the motive and the cue for passion/ That I have?" This leads into a description of how the Player would act in that situation, which is also very vivid...
Limited preview - About this book

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...
Limited preview - About this book

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:...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF