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.
第 1 到 3 筆結果，共 50 筆
Read Slowly Never race through the plays . Never try to speak as quickly as you
can read . Take a piece of paper and cover the rest of the speech , so that your
eye takes in just the one line of verse . Don ' t move on to the next line until you '
Thou ' lt come no more , Never , never , never , never , never . Pray you undo this
Button . Thank you Sir . Do you see this ? Look on her ? Look on her lips , Look
there , look there . ( 5 . 3 . 306 ] The second , fifth , and sixth lines each begin ...
buffet for my Love , or bound my Horse for her favours , I could lay on like a
Butcher , and sit like a Jack an Apes , never off . But before God Kate , I cannot
looke greenely , nor gaspe out my eloquence , nor I have no cunning in
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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