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.
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their function , so that the audience receives some assistance from the actor in
understanding the sense of the sentence . Here is a simple example , again from
As You Like It . Orlando : Or Charles , or something weaker masters thee . ( 1 . 2 .
Here is Rosalind addressing the audience at the conclusion of As You Like It . If I
were a Woman , I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me ,
complexions that liked me , and breaths that I defied not : And I am sure , as many
The sound of the verse must somehow accomplish most efficiently and effectively
the pleasing of the diverse audience , and the activity of the actors speaking the
words in verse form must somehow allow them to do what best pleases an ...
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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