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2008-07-02 00:00:18

By GLENN PRICE An ark that Noah himself would have been proud of will take centre stage tomorrow as St Matthias Church celebrates its 150th anniversary. The Rev Janyce Pringle, a member of the clergy team at the Torquay church, and her friends have built the boat for a performance of the popular musical Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo. The show, written by award-winning duo Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz, tells the Biblical tale of Noah and the flood. Janyce hopes the show,...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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