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 34 筆
His first sentence is built upon a contrast : A heavy sentence , my most Sovereign
Liege , And all unlooked for from your Highness mouth : A dearer merit , not so
deep a maim , As to be cast forth in the common air Have I deserved at your ...
Four half - line questions are followed by three fullline questions , the last two
shaped into exactly parallel structures , both beginning with “ where be the , ”
ending with “ thee , " and using " that ” as an anchor , so that “ bending peers ”
The rhetorical figure heightens our awareness of the contrast : “ what thou " is
repeated . The other repetition , which is not combined with a parallel structuring
of words , is “ more ” which is used in two quite different ways . Margaret says that
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