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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An understanding of the essentially dramatic nature of the rising line will answer
the question , why iambic ? The question , why pentameter , leads us to a
consideration of each line of poetry as the perfect unit for an actor to absorb and
Modern editors conveniently mark these for us so that we , as modern readers ,
can jump immediately onto the iambic band wagon and feel its firm beat at work .
There are two customary styles of doing this , one of which draws attention to the
verse , as scholars call unrhymed iambic pentameter , is , in fact , the charting of
his increasing use of irregularities . It is almost as if he pushed against the
convention of iambic pentameter , injecting more and more breaks in rhythm and
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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