"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature: for anything so overdone is [away] from the purpose of [acting], 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 own feature, scorn her own image and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure." -Hamlet, III ii