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 59 筆
I must also agree , in advance , with those actors who will observe that , although
an understanding of rhetoric illuminates much of what is otherwise puzzling in the
plays , it can never be substituted for the magical thing that actors do ...
THE EVOLUTION OF SHAKESPEARE ' S LANGUAGE We do not know the exact
order in which the plays were written , but even so we can trace broad general
patterns in the evolution of Shakespeare ' s language , in particular with regard to
These patterns can be charted in the plays of Shakespeare ' s contemporaries ,
and seems to have been the raw material that any of the playwrights could use as
a sort of shorthand indicator . Inherent in the use of such a code is a shared ...
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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