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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In prose passages , the rhetorical structures alone give shape to the language ,
although Shakespeare ' s sensitivity to sound and rhythm remains striking and
inspiring . RHETORICAL PUNCTUATION Give me some breath , some little
slows and intellectualizes as it clarifies ; rhetorical punctuation from the first texts
results in surging rip - tides of oratory . In exploring rhetorical punctuation , we
must realize that we are in the area of speculation . We have no direct evidence
Punctuation for Sense In assessing the relative theatrical success of the
contrasting modern versions of Hamlet ' s speech , we , like the modern editors ,
judge on the basis of modern conventions . What conventions were available to
the first ...
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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