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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is a regular iambic phrase , but it is followed by the four - word phrase “ Did I tell
this , ” which is composed entirely of singlesyllable words all calling out for
emphasis . Moreover , it is not at all clear that these are two separate sentences .
... which releases in the second and emphasized repetition of “ quite , quite down
. " The balanced phrasing can be heard in several parallel groupings of words .
First , we have the compelling rhythm of the three possessive nouns followed by ...
Where be the thronging Troops that followed thee ? There ' s just enough variety
to keep this from becoming mechanical . Three uses of “ where ” is followed by “
wherein ” and “ who ” before we conclude with two more uses of “ where .
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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