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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This variation happens frequently enough to be a familiar indicator of heightened
emotion , but rarely enough to catch the ear and make a striking point . For those
lines wherein the first foot is inverted , it is as if the emotional energy contained ...
Our goal is to find the rhetorical devices familiar to our experience of speaking
them . We don ' t want to understand them , or label them , or analyze them . We
want them to form naturally and easily in our mouths and minds as we speak from
ANALYZING SENTENCES hat In addition to our familiar grammatical strategies
that allow for the creation of compound complex sentences , Shakespeare was
free to make use of a few additional devices in service of the rhetorical power or ...
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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