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" ... twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure. "
Tragedies. Poems - Page 101
by William Shakespeare - 1867
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ... ... Be not too tame, neither; but let your own discretion...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature ... Now this overdone, or...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ... ... Be not too tame, neither; but let your own discretion...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 296 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant - it out-Herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. I PLAYER I warrant your honour. HAMLET Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as...
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Shakespeare and the Law

Dunbar Plunket Barton - Drama - 1929 - 167 pages
...noise. I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod; pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre

Robert Weimann - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 298 pages
...not to say prescribes, a culturally refined, socially selective, decorous understanding of "nature." Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature (3.2.16-19) The player, Hamlet suggests, should have a "tutor" whose name is "discretion." The same...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 336 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant; it outherods Herod, pray you avoid it. 15 FIRST PLAYER I warrant your honour. HAMLET Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty 20 of nature. For any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end both at the first,...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. I warrant your honour. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant. It out-Herods 14 Herod. Pray you avoid it. PLAYER I warrant your honor. HAMLET Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything 20 so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...passion (III, ii, 1-14). On a third level, however, we may interpret Hamlet's advice as self-instruction: Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it. First Player I warrant your honour. Hamlet Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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