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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When you get to a complex line like one of Shakespeare ' s , then the subtle
pattern of intonation that sets the various words into a hierarchy of relative
significance can become very complex . When you are confronted with words that
This is not an absolute rule , but representative rather of the difference between
simple , striking words of one syllable and complex and intellectual words of
many syllables . Consider , for example , Desdemona ' s plea to the Senate .
111 ] This book has taken us through some of the most complex and subtle
aspects of Shakespeare ' s language , and a modern actor could well be forgiven
for despairing at any point along the way . What with the language being four ...
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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