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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Then the speaker makes eye contact with the listener , and says the words slowly
, accurately , with whatever emphasis seems to come from the sequence of
sounds and with a commitment to the rising line and an absolute absence of ...
Listener . Light ? Do you mean you ' re broke ? How are you going to go to war
then ? And what is the connection between ... Listener . Realm ? Are things as
bad as they sound ? How can it be only somewhat light , if you ' re farming out the
listener will be able to nod affirmation on words like " forbear ” and “ quality , " “
right ” and “ rights , ” and shake the head with disapproval at " wrong , " " forsworn
, ” and “ sin . ” This turns out to be a highly ethical speech , because Portia is torn
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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