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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. "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 264
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...dignify the drama, an extract from his own lecture on the subject in Hamlet fully shows:— " Let your discretion be your tutor, suit the action to the word,...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 Practical Elocutionist: An Extensive Collection of Recitations, Selected ...

Conrad Hume Pinches - Elocution - 1854 - 444 pages
...may be too frequently remarked in the elocutionary tyro, is to be studiously avoided: — " Let your discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature." SHAKESPERE. When both hands are used, except under certain circumstances, which will be explained under...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for o'er-doing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : 3 pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour....overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirrour up 2 Our ancient theatres were far...
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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

Readers - 1856 - 500 pages
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termageus ; it out-herods Herod : I 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 it were, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her...
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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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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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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...towards actors onstage, but also reflecting his own behavior, as an actor in life: Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...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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