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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Course of nature : the ordinary procedure of nature ; the natural order , esp . in
regard to its constancy or regularity . ” This meaning strikes at the heart of the
experience of insomnia : what is ordinary , habitual , customary , and natural , i . e
. , a ...
If we give ourselves the freedom to emphasize four instead of five syllables per
line , letting uninteresting words sink to a natural delivery , and also allow a
natural emphasis on an interesting additional word , then we have the best of
They find their feet demanding that a step be taken when they have missed a
word that receives a natural emphasis within the iambics of English , such as the
“ be ” and “ me ” in my example . They also find that when they step on a string of
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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