Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

KING: Berowne, they will shame us; let them not approach.
BEROWNE: We are shame-proof, my lord, and 'tis some policy
To have one show worse than the King's and his company. (5.2.237-238)

The King is worried that the yokels' play will further show him to be a dishonorable man. Berowne assures him that, in their situation, there's nowhere to go but up.

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