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More Than Over-Shoes In Love [Shakespeare For You]

🎭 That’s a deep story of a deeper love; For he was more than over-shoes in love.

— Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona 1-1


An example of their word association game.  Valentine’s former words leads Proteus to say this.  Valentine has referred to Greek mythical love story Hero & Leander.  Leander drowned himself in deep sea.  Valentine laughs at Proteus is shallowly in love.  Then, Proteus says this.  “More than over-shoes” means “head over heels”.

In acting this, it is important to keep your humour, but you’ve got to be different from Valentine.  Need to talk with the actor of Valentine to make differences clear.

Also, this line is a good example of iambic pentameter.