‘The rugged Pyrrhus, like th’Hyrcanian beast –‘ ‘Tis not so.

What part of the speech is this bit that’s not spoken by Hamlet or the Player later?
Is it what comes before?
Is Pyrrhus as Hyrcanian beast a line in another part of the play or is it the beginning of this one?
He’s got the rugged arms bit but the Hyrcanian beast bit must came from SOMEWHERE, mustn’t it?
Why is it rejected?
I mean, it adds a level of naturalism to have Hamlet mess up the beginning of the speech and I love that it references something we will never see again.

Also, what is an Hyrcanian beast?


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