Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 269 頁
Shakespeare was a master of language, his sayings have become part of everyday speech, and his plays endure, in part, because of the beauty of his verse. Shakespeare's language, however, poses special difficulties for modern actors because many of his words seem unusual or difficult to pronounce, he employs rhetorical devices throughout his works, and he carefully uses rhythm to convey sense.
The relation of the modern actor to the Shakespearean text, the importance of understanding the nuances of his language, and the fundamentals of grammar are all thoroughly examined in this volume. Its heart is a detailed consideration of the iambic code, the metrical system that Shakespeare used to give so much power to his verse. O'Dell also examines the importance of formal rhetoric in Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's artful use of rhetorical devices in his plays. As a practical reference guide, this volume keeps in mind the particular needs of theater professionals.
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We are also reminded of the immense significance of cursing one's own soul to
eternal damnation, the sin of despair, that Anne is wishing upon Richard. LONG
SPELLINGS Anyone who has looked at a reproduction of the First Folio can
With every ounce of my being, I want the famous and admired words of William
Shakespeare to be the repository of great significance. More specifically, I want to
believe that buried in the Iambic Code are instructions from the author to the ...
"Or" might creep up in significance if whatever is mentioned second is
unexpected, to create a strong set-up for the surprise. But with Shakespeare's
use of the double "or" to serve the same function, me first "or," being in itself
unexpected for a ...
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The goal of this trio of books by O'Dell (theater and English, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.), the text consultant for the Stratford Festival, is to help actors and students gain access to Shakespeare's plays ... 閱讀評論全文
An Actors Guide to Shakespeares Verse
Developing the Inner Ear
The Flow of Thought and Feeling
Putting It on Its Feet
Messages in the Code
Acquiring an Elizabethan Rhetorical Facility
Index of Plays and Characters