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" Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing,... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 326
by William Shakespeare - 1847
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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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. I would have such a fel- 10 low whipped for o'erdoing Termagant. It out-Herods Herod....action to the word, the word to the action, with this is special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so o'erdone is from...
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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...- that you 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...
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The Storyteller's Guide: Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom ...

William Mooney - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 208 pages
...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...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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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...observance, that you 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...
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The Voice in Speech

Albert Haberstro - 1996 - 100 pages
...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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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...observance: that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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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...observance: that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything 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 - 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...observance, that you 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,...
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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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