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 86 筆
... VII , 1 ] I believe that the action of making sounds with lips , tongue , teeth , and
breath is a viscerally emotional action . ... to you , and we both know that this is a
metaphor for death , we are both willing to commit to the emotions that might be ...
... can assist the actor in the experience of delivering a rhetorically powerful
statement . It is almost impossible to express the emotional , the logical , and the
ethical elements of a speech separately , because the language accomplishes
See also Shakespeare ' s theatre Ellipsis , 160 Emotion : centres of the body , 22 ;
and code , 49 – 50 , 64 ; coloring , 203 ... 186 ; public expression of private
feeling , 147 ; shifts , 25 Emotional complexity , 53 , 54 , 60 Emotional
connections , 8 ...
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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