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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. Now this overdone or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious... "
The Handy-volume Shakspeare [ed. by Q.D.]. - Page 65
by William Shakespeare - 1867
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 7

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 188 pages
...refined one developed by Burbage. In this connexion, he discerns a special pertinence in Hamlet's remark, "O there be players that I have seen play, and heard...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably" (ш, ii, 32-9), for, he states, "Alleyn's chief humour was for a tyrant, or a part to tear a cat in....
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William Shakespeare

Carol Dommermuth-Costa - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 112 pages
...scene ii, Shakespeare berates the overacting that he had often witnessed on the stage. He writes: Oh, there be players that I have seen play, and heard...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. — Hamlet, Act III, scene ii, 31-39 In September 1601, records show that Shakespeare returned home...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Challenge: On the Rise of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 181 pages
...whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature. . .0, there be players that I have seen play, and heard...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. (III.ii.19) had clearly seen some awful performances. Shakespeare's more extravagant excursions must...
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So You Want to be a Theatre Director?

Stephen Unwin - Drama - 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...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. FIRST PLAYER I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET O, reform it altogether....
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Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture

Heinrich F. Plett - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 581 pages
...and heard others praise, and that highly - not to speak it profanely, that neither having th'accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. Hamlet UUi.1-?>Sl The scenic context of these words is well known. Hamlet's speech aims at a successful...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...heard others praise, and that highly — not to speak it profanely, that neither 30 having th'accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor...them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. i PLAYER I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET O reform it altogether, and...
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A Leap from the Method: An Organic Approach to Acting

Allan Rich - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 151 pages
...the time his form and pressure. Now this overdone or come tardy off, though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. FIRST PLAYER: I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. HAMLET: O, reform it altogether....
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The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage

Lisa Hopkins - Drama - 2008 - 161 pages
...and heard others praise, and that highly - not to speak it profanely, that neither having th'accent of Christians, nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor...made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. (III.ii.28-35) Hamlet has heard others praise these, but when he has seen them, he has disagreed. Ears...
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