To Out-Herod Herod: The Development of a Dramatic Character
In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:
Hamlet condemns Herod to an important but one-dimensional position in the development of English drama when he commands the touring players:
O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to totters, to very rags, to spleet the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise. I would have such a fellow whipt for o'erdoing Termagant, it out-Herods Herod, pray you avoid it. (III.ii)
"To Out-Herod Herod: The Development of a Dramatic Character,"
Comparative Drama: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/compdr/vol10/iss1/3