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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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Hamlet

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 32 pages
...advises the actors on how to play their parts. Hamlet's instructions to the players Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special...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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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it. Hamlet — IlIM Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'er-step 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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant. It outHerods Herod. Pray you avoid it. First Player i5 I warrant your honour. Hamlet Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep 20 from . . . playing: contrary to the aims of drama. 21-2 hold . . . nature: show life as it really...
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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - Acting - 2003 - 111 pages
...robustious, periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the 6 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 Hamlet act 3 scene 2 Termagant'...
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Understanding A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Student Casebook to Issues ...

Faith Nostbakken - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 197 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant, it out-Hetods Herod, pray you avoid it. Player: I warrant your honor. 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 o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice O'Sullivan - Drama - 2003 - 272 pages
...doesn't quite work, an exciting imperfection can often be far more watchable than a boring masterpiece! Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. (Hamlet III. ii. 16-1 9) Why Do You Dress Me in Borrowed Robes? Creating Renaissance Costume J. Ann...
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Albert Vogel, voordrachtskunstenaar (1874-1933)

Caroline de Westenholz - Actors - 2003 - 383 pages
...the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...hold, as 't were, 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.'...
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 132 pages
...diversite et naturel sont les allies de 1'humanite." (Delannoi 56) Hamlet may give the answer to this: 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't were, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own...
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So You Want to be a Theatre Director?

Stephen Unwin - Drama - 2004 - 248 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...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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Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the ...

Michael Cody - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 213 pages
...(3). 10. The metaphor of the mirror is taken from act 3, scene 2, of William Shakespeare's 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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