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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70 ] By pronouncing the “ - ed , ” “ marked ” becomes a two - syllable word and
holds the iambics firm in the final line . Modern editors conveniently mark these
for us so that we , as modern readers , can jump immediately onto the iambic
Returning to our original blank verse example , we can see how the entire line
has been shaped to feed into the final word . In half the lines there is something
early on that forms a striking link to the final word , either in meaning or sound ,
The listener receives these words and commits the final word to memory .
Perhaps , to solidify the connection between them , the listener repeats that final
word , also without cadencing , maybe even as a soft question . The two let the
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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