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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... "
Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare - Page 73
by William Shakespeare - 1820 - 466 pages
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 34

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 224 pages
...you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness . . . [And] suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature . . . (3.2.1-19) This advice may very well convey the professional views of the actoró poet, William...
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Understanding A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Student Casebook to Issues ...

Faith Nostbakken - 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...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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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - 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...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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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice J. O'Sullivan - 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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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 313 pages
...have such a fellow whipp'd for o'erdoing Termagant. It outherods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. 16 [I.] Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame...the word, the word to the action; with this special 20 observance, that you [o'erstep] not the modesty of nature. For anything so overdone is from the...
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Thomas De Quincey - 2003 - 296 pages
...exhortation to the troupe of players who are to perform at the court of Denmark: 'Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature' (Shakespeare, Hamlet, III, ii, 17-19). 147. at her request and M.'s ... W 's poems: M. is Margaret;...
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Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture

Heinrich F. Plett - 2004 - 581 pages
...o'erdoing Termagant, it outHerods Herod. Pray you avoid it. 1st 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...
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Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the ...

Michael Cody - 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...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 Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - 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...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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So You Want to be a Theatre Director?

Stephen Unwin - 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...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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