Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students
Greenwood Press, 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.
第 1 到 3 筆結果，共 14 筆
Here is an excerpt from the debate between Isabella and Angelo in Measure for
Measure . Isabella ' s speech demonstrates the counterpoint in action , as her
thoughts race forward from midline to midline , while the lines of poetry build to
Isabella : As all comforts are : most good , most good indeed , Lord Angelo
having affairs to heaven Intends you for his swift Ambassador , Where you shall
be an everlasting Leiger ; Therefore your best appointment make with speed ...
Isabella : Which is the least ? Claudio : If it were damnable , he being so wise ,
Why would he for the momentary trick Be perdurably fined ? O Isabell . Isabella :
What says my brother ? Claudio : Death is a fearful thing . Isabella : And shamed
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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