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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... barren ignorance , Is made my Gaoler to attend on me : I am too old to fawne
vpon a Nurse , Too farre in yeeres to be a pupill now : What is thy sentence then ,
but speechlesse death , Which robs my tongue from breathing natiue breath ?
In Shakespeare ' s time , punctuation , like spelling , was less strictly regulated .
But a far more important difference is that punctuation was used to suggest the
length of pause for breath to be taken by the speaker , and the intonation
We will use the punctuation to guide our patterns of breathing , so that a comma
will draw a quick breath , a period demand a full stop , and the colon and
semicolon a breath somewhere in between . More importantly , we will use the
colons as ...
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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