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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33 ] The modern reader , upon first encounter , would liken " course ” to “ feast "
and assume that Macbeth is talking about the ... But this doesn ' t serve us well ,
unless there were only two courses in a meal , neatly corresponding to waking
Ay me , for aught that I could ever read , Could ever hear by tale or history , The
course of true love never did run smooth , But , either it was different in blood .
Hermia : O cross ! too high to be enthralled to low . Lysander . Or else misgraffed ,
Thus hath the course of Justice whirled about , And left thee but a very prey to
time , Having no more but Thought of what thou wast , To Torture thee the more ,
being what thou art . The first two lines are clear , and wonderfully evocative if
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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