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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... "
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare - Page 52
by William Shakespeare - 1814
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it. I warrant your honour. Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...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, whose...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - 2001 - 240 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...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...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - 2001 - 361 pages
...passion (III, ii, 1-14). On a third level, however, we may interpret Hamlet's advice as self-instruction: Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 313 pages
...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 neither,...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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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...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. (Hamlet III. ii. 16-1 9) Why Do You Dress Me in Borrowed Robes?...
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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...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, whose...
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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...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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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...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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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...the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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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...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, whose...
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