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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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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : 3 pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 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...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, nis form and pressure....
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The book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...I could 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...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...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 pages
...who (for the most part) are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise. Pray you, avoid it. Be not too tame neither ; but let your own discretion...overdone is from the purpose of playing; whose end is — to hold, as 't were, the mirror up to Nature ; to show Virtue her own feature, Scorn her own...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. (OPHELIA.) Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. (To the audience.) For anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the...
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The Storyteller's Guide: Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom ...

William Mooney - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 208 pages
...noise. I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing Termagant. It out-herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. 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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Will Shakespeare Save Us!: Will Shakespeare Save the King! : Two One Act Plays

Paul Nimmo - Drama - 1996 - 55 pages
...say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. 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,...
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New Theatre Quarterly 45: Volume 12, Part 1

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - Drama - 1996 - 97 pages
...playing? Both possibilities are there, but there is tremendous resonance in the apparent simplicity of: 'Let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action...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,...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...Hamlet intends to use the drama. The key portion of his opening speech is this: 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 Voice in Speech

Albert Haberstro - 1996 - 100 pages
...I would have such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant ; it- out-herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. "Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion...the action; with this special observance, that you o 'er-step not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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