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17 October 2015 @ 12:05 pm
mea culpa  
I take back my frustration with the rewriting of "What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba" in the Cumberbatch Hamlet: "What's Hecuba to him, or he to her" is the variation in the Second Quarto. ("Or he to Hecuba" is the Folio version.) I took issue with it because as far as I can tell, many of the changed lines in that production have been changed in the name of clarity (like "acid dropping into milk" instead of "eager droppings"), and I couldn't imagine how anyone could think that "or he to Hecuba" was unclear. But apparently they were just going with the Second Quarto text.