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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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Tragedies. Poems

William Shakespeare - 1867
...o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. It,/,,!. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'er-step 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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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...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...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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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Haa. anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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The Making of Theatre History

Paul Kuritz - Alm - 1988 - 468 pages
...would have such a fellow whipt for o'erdoing. Termagant, it out-Herods Herod, pray you avoid it. ... Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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 is, to hold...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...for o'er-doing Termagant. It out-herods Herod: pray you, avoid it. (Player: I warrant your honor.) 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 - 1992 - 138 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant. It out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. PLAYER 1 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, 20 both at the first and now, was and...
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I Hate Hamlet

Paul Rudnick - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 75 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...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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Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor: The Actors are Come Hither : the Performance ...

Murray Cox - Performing Arts - 1992 - 282 pages
...it. (Brian then recites Hamlet's speech to the players, III.2.16) This is the really important bit: '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 o'er done is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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Arthurian and Other Studies: Presented to Shunichi Noguchi

Shunʼichi Noguchi, Takashi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Mukai - Literary Collections - 1993 - 273 pages
...of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness . . . Hamlet. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any 2 Junzaburo Nishiwaki, Surrealistic Poetry [Chogenjitsushugi Shiron] (Tokyo, 1930), p. 1. 3 All quotations...
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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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