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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The two functional words , “ either ” and “ or ” would rank somewhere down the
ladder , as their function is so standardized as to require little intonation to do
their job . “ Or ” might creep up in significance if whatever is mentioned second is
Scansion requires first the understanding of the expected patterns of rhythm , in
order to hear the significance of the variations upon those expected patterns ,
which are in fact the music of the score . This is comparable to the relationship ...
Here is the next line : Why every fault [ i ] s condemned ere it be done It requires
slow and careful reading , trusting the heartbeat , to decide whether to pronounce
the “ - ed ” on " condemned . ” In this case it is not pronounced , but even so it is ...
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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