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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 British Essayists: Tatler - Page 257
1823
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細說莎士比亞論文集: a collection of essays

彭鏡禧 - English drama - 2004 - 470 pages
...戲的目的, 從古到今. 一直都好比是舉起鏡子反映自然; . 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 o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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The Literary Wittgenstein

John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer - Philosophy - 2004 - 356 pages
...kind that he warns against in his advice to the players when he enjoins them to "suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance: that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature" (3.2.17-19): Bloody; bawdy villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain! O, vengeance!...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 229 pages
...playing, 'as if the personator were the thing personated' (Heywood, Apology, p. 250). 'Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature', says Hamlet (3.2.15-16), in an informal, relaxed speech which invites this kind of delivery. The supreme...
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The Shakespeare Project: An Arsenal of Scenes and Speeches from the Pen of ...

James Zager, William Shakespeare - 2005 - 61 pages
...the 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 o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 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 20 both at the first, and now, was and...
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History of Aesthetics: Edited by J. Harrell, C. Barrett and D. Petsch

Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz - Philosophy - 2006 - 1292 pages
...author in the world Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye? SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, m, 2. BEAUTY AND ART 7. Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action...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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Charting Shakespearean Waters: Text and Theatre

Sos Haugaard - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 164 pages
...performed 'action' and written 'word' (III, ii, 17-9). As the famous phrase goes, 'Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.' This indeed was sound advice, except that, upon scrutiny, what appears a cogent and altogether impartial...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...and for abstractions which become stiff and formal images: 'let your own discretion be your tutor', 'with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.' The language throughout is pleonastic, as in most of the images, or this doublet - 'acquire and beget',...
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Tudor Translation in Theory and Practice

Massimiliano Morini - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 151 pages
...1945, p.326). This, in Hamlet 3, ii, is Hamlet's recommendation to the players: '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, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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The Best-loved Plays of Shakespeare

Jennifer Mulherin, William Shakespeare, Abigail Frost - English literature - 2004 - 160 pages
...advises the actors on how to play their parts. Hamlet's instructions to the players 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, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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