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Oh hail, blaze of the darkness, harbinger of day’s shining, and of processionals and dance and choirs of multitudes in Argos for this day of grace.
Watchman to Audience; p 5 lines 21-23
A Agamemnon
But when necessity’s yoke was put upon him he changed, and from the heart the breath came bitter…
Chorus to Audience p 11 lines 217-18

A Agamemnon
I tell you, as a man, not god, to reverence me.
Agamemnon to Clytemnestra p 33 line 925


A Agamenon
We two must die, yet die not vengeless by the gods. For there shall come one to avenge us also, born to slay his mother, and to wreak death for his father’s blood.
Cassandra to Chorus / Audience p 46 lines 1278-81


A Agamemnon
These are howls of impotent rage; forget them, dearest; you and I have the power; we two shall bring good order to our house at least.
Clytemnestra to Aegisthus p 60 lines 1672-3

A Agamemnon
must dare something atrocious, spectacular, so bloody, and altogether beastly that my own brother will be driven to envy, even as he suffers its dire effects.
Atreus to Chorus / Audience p 52 lines 197-201


Thyestes
Better to paddle in quiet waters dappled by sunlight that drifts through the leaves of the overhanging trees and enjoy the talk of our friends and the laughter of children
Chorus to Audience p 59 lines 388-91

Thyestes
don’t believe my brother’s promise. I don’t trust him.
Thyestes to Tantalus & his other two sons p 60 lines 423-4

Thestes
Then, like a butcher, he hacked the limbs from the trunks, cracked their bones, and stripped off the flesh he fixed on cooking spits and set the fire to turn and drip.
Messenger to Chorus p 72 lines 762-5

Thyestes
Is there no justice? Are there no gods to keep such foulness away from the world?
Is there no justice? Are there no gods to keep such foulness away from the world?

Thyestes
If Tantalus hungers and thirsts, my stomach writhes in philosophical nausea: my three children, my own flesh, have I eaten.
Thyestes’ Ghost to Audience (Aegisthus) p 174 lines 26-8
…prominence and power invite a terrible testing of any flaw
Chorus to Audience p 176 lines 95-6

S Agamemnon
Passion and patience are always strangers…I am tossed back and forth among the capricious winds of the spirit’s storms.
Clytemnestra to Nurse p 177 lines 131, 134-6

S Agamemnon
Never mind your own transgressions, which are trivial. Think of his—arrogant, public, proud, impossible flauntings of bad faith and bad conduct.
Aegisthus to Clytemnestra p 181 lines 246-9
S Agamemnon
…where is there justice, if fishermen and traders ply the sea in relative safety, while we, the heroes of Troy, as if of no account, could be tossed away by unthinking walls of water and mindless winds?
Eurybates to Clytemnestra / Chorus / Audience p 190 lines 514-18



s Agamemnon
Why seems it so particular with thee?
Gertrude to Hamlet 1.2 p 36

Hamlet
For Hamlet, and the trifling of his favor, Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood…
Laertes to Ophelia 1.3 p 43


hamlet
If thou didst ever thy dear father love…Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
Ghost to Hamlet 1.5 p 53


hamlet
The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable or poem unlimited. Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
Polonius to Hamlet 2.2 p 78


hamlet
Hamlet, thou art slain. No med’cine in the world can do thee good.
Laertes to Hamlet 5.2 p 168


hamlet
Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Horatio to Hamlet / onlookers 5.2 p 170


hamlet
Everything they have is covered with blood
George to Ann p 47



all my sons
Your brother’s alive, darling, because if he’s dead, your father killed him. Do you understand me now? As long as you live, that boy is alive. God does not let a son be killed by his father.
Mother (Kate Keller) to Chris p 57


all my sons
i was dying every day and you were killing my boys and you did it for me?
Chris to Joe p 59


all my sons
I’m not going out of here alone. There’s no life for me that way. I want you to set him free. And then I promise you, everything will end, and we’ll go away, and that’s all.
Ann to Mother (Kate) p 64

all my sons
Then what is this if it isn’t telling me? Sure he was my son. But I think to him they were all my sons. And I guess they were, I guess they were.
Keller (Joe) to Mother (Kate) p 68

all my sons