We all know of William Shakespeare’s famous quote from Hamlet, where a Danish noble laments:
To be, or not to be? That is the question—Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them?”
The idea being whether is it better to live or to die!
But how many are aware of the famous or infamous quote used or implied by the Italian Ig noble actor, Sylvester Stallone, in every one of his movies and also the off Broadway South Philly stage production of ‘Made-Man’ Hamaletti!
To Be, or “Say Whaat!? And,Whaat’s it too you!? Anyhooow!?
A surprising or astonishing statement to be repeated, or simply to show his surprise at making such a dumb statement. To accurately model the timbre of the phrase, he omits a low pitch mumble throughout the whole phrase in addition to stretching the “what” as long as deemed necessary by the sly ‘Sly! Say like Whaaaat?!!
The idea, again, being whether Sylvester should live on as a serious actor or hopefully die!
We all love Sly Stallone anyhooow!!!