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 33 筆
[ The Passionate Pilgrim , VII , 1 ] I believe that the action of making sounds with
lips , tongue , teeth , and breath is a viscerally emotional action . Yes , language
has an intellectual component , but that is only the most obvious psychological ...
He refers to actions and facial expressions with some regularity , as when Kate
addresses the shrewish wives by saying ... If a specific action wasn ' t important ,
then he ' d let the actors sort it out , because he could trust them to use the space
... What a piece of work is a man ! how noble in reason ! how infinite in faculty ! in
form and moving how express and admirable ! in action how like an angel ! in
apprehension how like a god ! the beauty of the world ! the paragon of animals !
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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