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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When we combine the flexibility of vocabulary with the freedom of poetic
sentence structures , iambic pentameter is very easy to create . If , in the first
attempt , your line came out : “ But see what light upon the sea now glimmers , " a
Perfection For all these reasons , I think we have to conclude that creating “ pure ”
iambic pentameter would have been well within the capabilities of even a second
- rate poet of the English language . Therefore , what are we to conclude by ...
the poet now cherishes . Is he offering to switch places , or acknowledging that he
, too , is capable of imprisoning , and possibly even torturing , others ? As if in
acknowledgment of that terrible truth , the poet now addresses both of his lovers ...
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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