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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heartbeat , but which falls away in a graceful release of energy , in keeping with
the “ strong / light / strong / light / strong / light ” cadence . From the perspective of
an actor , the forward - moving energy of the iamb is the perfect vehicle for the ...
On the other hand , the constancy of the five - foot verse line serves as a more
ritualized ebb and flow of emotional energy . Just as a line of regular iambic
pentameter ends on a stress , allowing the contrasting rhythm of an extra ,
Here is Angelo ' s first line : Condemn the fault and not the actor of it With a line
like this , a modern actor has to fight hard against the tendency to drop away , to
let the energy out , to let the last two words of the line , seemingly so trivial ,
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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